Title: Journal publication productivity of women scientists at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

Authors: Rekha P. Upadhye; Priya Vijay Girap; Shalini Tewari; Tara Ashok; K. Bhanumurthy; Ratan Kumar Sinha

Addresses: Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Knowledge Management Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085, India ' Department of Atomic Energy, Anushakti Bhavan, C.S.M. Marg, Mumbai 400 001, India

Abstract: Contributions in academia especially science and technology are important indicators to gauge the progress and participation of women. The objective of the study was to evaluate the contribution of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India, women scientists. This study analyses 5290 publications in journals for the period 2006-2010. Out these, 1455 (27.50%) publications had at least one author as a BARC woman scientist. Average contributing women authors were 36% out of 5762 both BARC men and women contributing authors. Highest numbers of publications were from Physical Sciences (28.52%), followed by Chemical Sciences (27.7%), Biological Sciences (19.04%), Materials Science (13.06%), Environmental Sciences (7.08%) and Engineering & Technology (4.6%). Collaborative analysis indicated 69.67% intra-BARC, 17.68% national and 12.65% international collaboration. Based on critical analysis it was found that there were 634 women scientists, which is 16% of the total number of scientists and they contribute about 36% of technical journal publications.

Keywords: women scientists; female scientists; gender; scientometrics; publication productivity; journal publication; physical sciences; chemical sciences; biological sciences; materials science; environmental sciences; engineering and technology; collaboration; BARC; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre; India; nuclear energy; nuclear power; nuclear knowledge management; nuclear science.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2014.058939

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2014 Vol.6 No.3, pp.268 - 281

Received: 05 Dec 2013
Accepted: 06 Dec 2013

Published online: 29 Jan 2014 *

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