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Title:Nutrition Literature of Bangladesh: A Bibliometric Study
Auhtor(s): Zabed Ahmed S.M. ,Md. Anisur Rahman,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:13, No 1
Keywords:Nutrition literature; Bibliometrics; Bangladesh; Lotka’s law; Bradford-Zipf distribution
Abstract:This paper presents the results of a bibliometric analysis of nutrition literature of Bangladesh. A list of periodical articles on various aspects of nutrition research of Bangladesh published during 1972 - 2006 was compiled for analysis. A total of 636 articles by 998 authors were identified. The articles were published in 100 local and foreign journals. The five-yearly distribution of nutrition literature shows that there is a rapid growth of nutrition literature from 1987 onwards. Lotka’s law is found to be applicable to nutrition literature of Bangladesh. Bradford-Zipf distribution also appears to be applicable to the literature

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