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5. Sookeun Byun, Ph.D. and others, Internet Addiction: Meta synthesis of 1996–2006 Quantitative Research, Cyberpsychology & Behavior, Volume 12, Number 2, 2009, p203-207. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/cpb.2008.0102.

6.Young K, de Nabuco Abreu C. Internet addiction: a handbook and guide to evaluation and treatment. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons; 2011. This handbook, the first to address the conceptual and psychological factors associated with IA, was written by leading IA researchers.

7.Olatz Lopez-Fernandez (2015), How Has Internet Addiction Research Evolved Since the Advent of Internet Gaming Disorder? An Overview of Cyberaddictions from a Psychological Perspective, Current Addiction Report (2015) 2:263–271 DOI 10.1007/s40429-015-0067-6

8.Gedam SR, Ghosh S, Modi L, Goyal A, Mansharamani H. Study of internet addiction: Prevalence, pattern, and psychopathology among health professional undergraduates. Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2017; 33:305-11.

9.Kumar M, Mondal A. A study on Internet addiction and its relation to psychopathology and self-esteem among college students. Ind Psychiatry J 2018; 27:61-6.

10. Geetha.S and Thilagavathy.N (2018), A Scientometric Study of the Journal of Addictive Behavior, Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services ISSN: 2231-6094 Vol. 8 No. 2, 2018, pp. 54-56 © The Research Publication,


Internet addiction is a motivation control issue that includes the over the top utilization of cell phones, the web or computer games, in spite of negative results to the client of the innovation. The disorder may also be referred to as digital addiction or internet addiction2. Technology addiction falls into the category of compulsive behavior that it is difficult or impossible to simply abstain from, like food or sex addictions3. Internet addiction is one of the national health problems in countries like South Korea4.


Internet addiction. Phone addiction. Technology addiction, now a days all the parents are expressing worries that their children are addicted to their devices. Children, who become addicted to the Net, are mostly allured by online games initially. However, they may eventually be exposed to unwanted or obscene content on the Net or even commit a cybercrime. The data is collected from PubMed database using keyword search. The collected data is analyzed for total number of publications on Internet addiction in children, authorship pattern, geographical wise contribution, most prolific author contributions, most affiliated institute, relative growth rate and so on. From the collected data total number of publications from 1999 to 2018 is 502, authorship pattern shows multi authors contributed 156 (31.08%) articles, single author contributed 50(9.96%), average Relative growth rate (RGR)was 0.328 and doubling time(dt) was 2.709. the top 10 prolific contributed countries they are China contributed 84 articles, Second by United States 68, Third by Korea contributed 57. India contributed 4 articles occupies 20th position. The most preferred language of authors was found to be English is the most preferred language of the author totally 452 (90.04%) articles. Second by Germany total of 18(3.58%), Chinese contributed 9(1.79%) articles, ranking of the authors on their number of contributions Guangheng Dong contributed 8 articles, Daniel T L Shek and Lutz Wartberg contributed 6 articles each. the prolific contributed affiliated institution for internet addiction Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiun Medical University Hospital, Taiwan and Department of Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang, PR China. Electronic address: contributed 8(1.56%), Degree of collaboration by Dr. k. Subramaniam formula is 0.8 Journal of Behavioral Addictions contributed 41(8.2%) articles, followed by Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking contributed 26 (5.2%) articles, third by Addictive Behaviors has contributed 20 (4.0%) articles. From the result of analysis shows that Indian contribution on internet addiction is too meagre, contribution of single author Is too low compare with multiauthor.