A Scientometric Analysis of Mobile Technology Publications

  • R. Santha Kumar SKR Engg College, Agarmel, Chennai
  • K. Kaliyaperumal
Keywords: Mobile technology, scientometric analysis, author productivity, relative growth rates, doubling time, relative citation impact


This paper presents the growth and development of mobile technology research across the world publications output on Web of Science during the period 2000 to 2013. A total of 10638 publications were published in the field and an average number of publications published per year was 759.86. The highest number of publications 1495 was published in 2013 and the lowest number of publications is 270 in 2000. The relative growth rates (RGR) has decreased from 2001 (0.78) to 2013 (0.15) in the span of 13 years. The doubling time (DT) has gradually increased from 0.89 in 2001 to 4.62 in 2013. Out of total publications, 4597 were produced by multi authors and 2593 by mega authors. Pattern of co-authorship revealed the improving trend of co-authored publications. The average value of collaboration co-efficient for mobile technology is 0.56. The top 10 countries listed from USA to Spain contributed to 81 % of total output of the literature, USA topped the list with highest share of publications (2738) followed by UK (890), China (823), and South Korea (802) publications, etc. University of California System (USA) is the highly contributed institution with 243 publications followed by University of London (UK) with 149 publications

How to Cite
Santha Kumar, R., & Kaliyaperumal, K. (2015). A Scientometric Analysis of Mobile Technology Publications. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 35(4). https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.35.4.7884