Title: Research trends in fusion engineering: a global perspective

Authors: B.S. Kademani; E.R. Prakasan; Anil Sagar; Lalit Mohan; Anil Kumar; Nita Bhaskar; K. Bhanumurthy

Addresses: Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India. ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Knowledge Management Group, Mumbai 400 085, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to highlight the growth and development of fusion engineering literature as per the Web of Science (WoS) database during 1991-October 2010 and make the quantitative and qualitative assessments by way of analysing various features of research output such as year-wise distribution of publications and citations, publication growth rate, country-wise distribution of publications, co-authorship index, institutional productivity, international collaboration, distribution of publications and citations in various domains of fusion engineering, domain-wise activity index, collaboration pattern and extent of citations, identification of highly cited publications, language-wise distribution of publications and citations, journals preferred for publication by the scientists, quality of research output and analysis of keywords.

Keywords: publication productivity; citations growth; fusion engineering; co-authorship index; activity index; international collaboration; highly productive institutions; collaboration patterns; impact factors; highly cited publications; nuclear fusion; nuclear energy; nuclear power; nuclear knowledge management; research output; nuclear research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2011.045712

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2011 Vol.5 No.4, pp.307 - 333

Published online: 18 Feb 2015 *

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