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Biobibliometric study on Dr. Sambhu Nath De-A pioneer in cholera research

Library Herald Year : 2014, Volume : 52, Issue : 1 First page : ( 28) Last page : ( 39) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-2469.52.1.003

Biobibliometric study on Dr. Sambhu Nath De-A pioneer in cholera research

Koley Susanta1, Sen B K2,3,4 1Librarian, Central Library, Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology & Management, GT Road, Rajbandh, Durgapur, Burdwan, West Bengal. E-mail: shayanikoley.2013@gmail.com 2Formerly-Scientist, CSIR, New Delhi 3Visiting Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia 4Project Investigator, Indian National Science Academy, 80, Shivalik Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi-110019, India. E-mail: bksen1938@gmail.com

Abstract Sambhu Nath De, a medical scientist, is recognized as a pioneer in cholera research. His publications were analyzed to find out year-wise distribution of papers, research team of the scientist and scattering of papers in different communication channels. This study also finds author productivity, spectrum of research activities and productivity of De's research team. The result shows that De's first paper was published in1944 at the age of 30. The period 1951–54, when De was 37–40 years old, was his most productive period (3 papers per year). His status was as first author, second author and third author. Most of his papers were published in international journals.

Keywords Biobibliometrics, Biographical bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Informetrics, Sambhu Nath De, Cholera research. Collaboration in research,Koley Susanta, Sen B K.


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