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A Bibliometric Analysis on “Fertility Rate” Research Trends

Shalini Nagaratnam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Muzafar Shah Habibullah


The systematic literature search on the fertility rate was
performed on articles from the Web of Science compiled by the Institute
of Scientific Information (ISI) to provide major publication
characteristics. All articles related to Fertility from year 1980 to
2011 were analyzed with the bibliometric approach using non-parametrics
techniques. Total Citation, Citation per year and Cited References were
significantly different between the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, with more
than a 100% increase in the number of publication. The association
between number of authors and citation per year were significantly weak.
Number of publication in a journal posed a poor negative association
with the citation per year. Similarity between Authors Keyword and
KeyWords Plus® do not promote the increase in citation per year. The
author’s affiliation and country of publication would be an interesting
exploration for future fertility research. The bibiliometric analyses on
Fertility is rather new and vital, as the key finding will provide
researchers guidance in the literature search and future publication.


Fertility; Bibliometric; Publication Trend; Author keyword; KeyWords Plus®

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