Title: H.J. Bhabha: a case study of synchronous references

Authors: T. Swarna, V.L. Kalyane, E.R. Prakasan, Vijai Kumar

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

Abstract: Quantitative analysis of the events of synchronous references in the research papers followed throughout the publishing career of an individual scientist revealed interesting highlights on the knowledge-generating-system. In the case study of Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the first quinquennium and fifth quinquennium of his research career had low self-references; the third quinquennium and the fourth quinquennium had moderate self-references; whereas the second quinquennium had the highest number of self-references. The two major clusters of self-references occurring during the second and third quinquenniums were indicators of active periods of knowledge-generating and faster communications.

Keywords: author self-citations; bibliometrics; knowledge embryology; H.J. Bhabha; nuclear knowledge generating system; intellectual output; publication productivity; scholarly communications; synchronous self-citations; temporal profile; self-references.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2006.009615

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2006 Vol.2 No.1, pp.14 - 30

Published online: 02 May 2006 *

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