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Hepatitis-C , Bibliometrics,
This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of the literature output in the field of Hepatitis C covered in the Journal Viz., Gastroenterology. The literature covered in the Journal for the period 2006-2010 was considered. Citation Analysis was used for this study. Records covered in the citation from the year 1908 to 2010 were found. This study was aimed to examine quantitatively the growth of literature in the field of 'Hepatitis C’. There were 137 articles from the source journal during the study period and these articles had a total of 5132 cited items. 97.97 % of the citations were publications from journals; 0.7% of the cited items were books, including proceedings; and 1.33 % cited items were miscellaneous formats. The year wise calculation of RGR for output has shown decreasing trends up to 2009 and increasing trend in 2010. The DT increased from 2.23 in 2007 to 2.66 in 2009 and it has gone down to 1.69 in 2010. The year wise analysis of RGR for Citations in Hepatitis C Research is in fluctuation trend throughout the study period. The DT increased from 2.77 in 2007 and decreased in 2008 (1.99) and then increased in 2009 (3.32) and decreased in 2010 (1.86). So it also clearly shows the fluctuation trend. RGR of journal articles covered in citations in the field of Hepatitis C research output from 1908 to 2010. The RGR is in fluctuation trend through out the study period. Similarly the DT for journal articles covered in citations has shown fluctuation trend through out the study period. RGR for journal article pages covered in citation in the field of Hepatitis C Research in the study period is in fluctuation trends through out the study period. Similarly the DT also shows fluctuation trends through out the study period.