Title: Research output in radioactive waste management based on non-conventional literature

Authors: T. Swarna; Madhuri S. Rane; Ujwala V. Aroskar; Anjali Prabhu; K Bhanumurthy

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

Abstract: This paper identifies the research paradigms in the area of radioactive waste management based on the technical reports retrieved from the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) from 1970 to 2012. The aim is to determine the volume of research output, the countries involved in the research; collaboration network has been studied at the micro level (individuals) and the macro level (countries). Bibliometric and social network analyses were employed to achieve the results.

Keywords: co-word analysis; collaborative networks; knowledge domain mapping; non-conventional literature; radioactive waste management; SNA; social network analysis; technical reports; nuclear waste; research output; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2014.062831

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2014 Vol.6 No.4, pp.349 - 370

Available online: 19 Jun 2014 *

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