Title: Global research trends in materials chemistry: a scientometric perspective

Authors: Ganesh Surwase; B.S. Kademani

Addresses: Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India ' Scientific Information Resource Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to highlight quantitatively and qualitatively the growth and development of world literature on materials chemistry in terms of journal papers and citations as per Scopus database. A total of 67,375 papers and 493,098 citations received to these papers were downloaded from Scopus database for the period 2008-2012. The objective of the study was to perform a scientometric analysis of all materials chemistry research papers in the world. The parameters studied include year-wise growth of papers and citations, continent-wise distribution of papers and citations, country-wise distribution of papers, publication efficiency index and activity index, institute-wise distribution of papers and highly preferred journals.

Keywords: scientometrics; publication productivity; citations growth; materials science; materials chemistry; publication efficiency index; activity index.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2017.084132

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2017 Vol.7 No.1, pp.58 - 71

Available online: 09 May 2017 *

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