Authorship Pattern and Research Collaboration in the Field of Synthetic Biology


  • Naheem KT Annamalai University & Pondicherry University
  • Sivaraman P, Dr. Annamalai University
  • Saravanan G, Dr. French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), Puducherry, India


Authorship pattern, Research collaboration, Synthetic Biology, Collaborative index, Degree of collaboration, Collaborative co-efficient, Modified collaborative co-efficient, Co-authorship Index


The study provides a complete view of authorship and collaborative patterns of global synthetic biology research. Data for the study was obtained from the Web of Science Core Collection database of Clarivate Analytics from 2005 to 2019. This study finds that the average number of authors per paper in the present data set is 4.56. The average productivity per author is 0.22, which shows that the number of authors is increasing and the number of publications. The authorship pattern showed a remarkable increase in the number of multi-authored publications. The current data show a positive correlation between the number of publications and the number of authors. Further the study finds higher rates of mean values of collaboration indicators (CI = 4.5576, DC = 0.8863, CC = 0.6483 and MCC = 0.6495) also proved the better rates of collaborations among authors in this field. The study concludes that the researchers in synthetic biology prefer team research to solo research.

Author Biographies

Naheem KT, Annamalai University & Pondicherry University

Reserach Scholar (External) DLIS, Annamalai University

Professional Assisstant, Pondicherry University

Sivaraman P, Dr., Annamalai University

Professor & Coordinator , Library & Information Science Wing, DDE, Annamalai  University

Saravanan G, Dr., French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), Puducherry, India

Librarian, Library and Publication Division, French Institute of Pondicherry.