Authorship Trends in Telemedicine Research
V. Viswanathan1, B. Elango2, S. Yugapriya3 

1V. VISWANATHAN, Dr. C.L. Metha Central Library, Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College, Chennai, India
2B. ELANGO, Library, IFET Engineering College, Villupuram, India
3S. YUGAPRIYA, Former Assistant Librarian, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India

Manuscript received on 01 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 3030-3036 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3035078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrteB3035.078219
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Abstract: Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the telecommunications infrastructure. The aim of the study is to analyze the research output on telemedicine. The publications indexed in Scopus database have been used for this study for a period of twenty five years. Retrieved data has been analyzed with various bibliometric tools such as Co-Authorship Index, Multi Authorship Index, Citations per Paper, Relative Citation Index and Relative Uncitedness Index. Highly cited publications and frequently used words in titles are discussed. Analysis reveals that 36949 publications were published in the area of telemedicine with maximum number of publications in the year 2015. Nearly 80% of the total research output has been published with co-authors. Nearly one third of the publications (32.28%) have yet to receive citations.
Keywords: Telemedicine, Scopus Database, Multi-Authorship Index, Bibliometrics, Highly Cited Papers, Relative Uncitedness Index.

Scope of the Article: Recent Trends & Developments in Computer Networks