Study on Most Prolific Authors’ and their Association with Citation

Journal of Scientometric Research,2017,6,3,171-175.
Published:December 2017
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

S Ravikumar : Department of Library and Information Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, INDIA.


This paper tries to find the association between altmetric variable and citation for the articles written by most prolific authors in the field of Clinical medicine, Neuroscience, Micro and Molecular biology, 2014. A total of 713 authors had written 4886 articles in the above four subject areas. From the study it was found that five variables (Citation, Altmertric, Twitter Facebook and Mendeley) contribute more than 54% of variance among the seventeen variables. The subject wise correlation between the majority altmetric variables and citation is between 0.158 - 0.737. It was found that medical science attracts more attention in the social media compared to other science domain.

Scree plot shows the five variables having eigenvalue more than 1

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Ravikumar S. Study on Most Prolific Authors’ and their Association with Citation. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2017;6(3):171-175. doi:10.5530/jscires.6.3.24.