Document Type : Articles


1 Research Scholar Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University Karaikudi - 630003 Tamil Nadu, India

2 Associate Professor Department of Library and Information Science, Alagappa University Karaikudi - 630003 Tamil Nadu, India


The study highlights the research collaboration and growth rate in multiple disabilities by utilizing social network analysis based on 27708 scholarly communications that appeared during 2006-2020. It analyses the types and trends of authorship patterns through various indices and by employing social network analysis. The study aims to construct a coauthorship network at the micro and macro levels to disclose the intellectual structure of prolific authors. The study exemplifies the growth rate with mean average growth rate (0.09), relative growth rate (0.23) and doubling time (3.52) which specifies that there is no constant rate of augmentation found in the research field and authors tend to work collaboratively. While comparing the prolific authors' Scientometric measures with social network measures, the author Kappos L has secured the highest position in production (255), with the utmost H-Index (67), G-index (154), M-Index (3.914) and citation (24478). He is the best collaborator with the highest cluster level of 354, degree centrality (84) and close to other authors with (0.847).


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