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Date of this Version

Fall 8-2-2018

Abstract

This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of the authorship pattern in the field of Ebola covered in the bibliographic database namely MEDLINE which covered in Pubmed for the period 1995-2014. MEDLINE covered the maximum of 2519 records during the study period i.e. 1995 to 2014. More than 52.75% of the total contributions represent collaborative research. The degree of collaboration has been arrived at 0.55.The value of Co-Authorship Index (CAI) for single author paper shows that the single author papers during first three blocks i.e. 1995-1999, 2000-2004 and 2005-2009 were below 100 which started increasing in the fourth block and the CAI was 128.73. This reveals that the single author papers were dominating in the recent years. Similarly, for two authored papers, during 2000-2004 and 2005-2009, the CAI was 135.33 and 133.79, and declined in other two blocks. The CAI for multi authored papers results shows that first three blocks i.e. 1995-1999, 2000-2004 and 2005-2009 were above 100 and in the fourth block it was below 100. This shows that multiple authored papers lower in recent years.

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