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Date of this Version

Winter 8-6-2019


The purpose of this study was to measure the number of contributions and highlight the contributions made by the researchers in the field of Otorhinolaryngology and published on the Web of Science database during 1989-2018 using scientometric analysis. Data were interpreted by using software such as Histcite, Vosviewer, and tabulated using MS Excel. The results indicated that 2039 papers were published during 1989 - 2018 and the highest number of publications 199 (9.8%) was produced in 2017. The average number of publications per year was 67.96. The major channel of communication used by the researchers was journals for thirty years. The trends in multi-authored papers have tremendously increased (85.58%) compared to (14.42%) single-authored papers. The relative growth rate (0.37) and degree of collaboration (0.86) is noted significantly and the highest no of papers (16.87%) was contributed by the collaboration of four authors. It also noted that the value of the highest degree of collaboration was (0.96) in 2017. The publication behavior of researchers shows that they were highly selective in publishing the research results in specialized journals. The International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Laryngo-Rhino-Otologie stands first and second places respectively. The anonymous author (58, 2.8%) contributed more numbers of papers in the domain of Otorhinolaryngology with Germany (422, 20.7%) being the country producing more research papers followed by Turkey, the UK, and the USA. More than 200 papers had been published in Otorhinolaryngology, Surgery, and Medicine General Internal.