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Title: Growth and impact of research output of Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh: a case study
Authors: Bala, Adarsh
Gupta, B.M.
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Analyzes the research activities of the Government Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh, as reflected inits 16 years (1992-2007) of 754 publications output covered in Scopus international multi disciplinary bibliographical database. Focuses on publication growth characteristics, format and media of communication, research impact and quality,patterns of research collaboration, broad and narrow areas of research focus and characteristics of its high productive authors and cited papers. Finds that GMCH stands at 9th rank in research output, 13th in average citation per paper and 12th in h-indexamong the top 15 medical colleges of the country. GMCH has recorded an annual publication growth rate of 19.79% and impact as measured by average citation per paper as 0.89. Out of its 27 departments, only 7 departments scored higher average impact factor than the average impact factor of papers of total medical college. Although 55.97% of its total papers received one or more citations, but only 14 of its papers received 16 and above citations. Only 2.3% of its total papers involve international collaboration
Page(s): 86-94
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Source:ALIS Vol.56(2) [June 2009]

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