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Scientometric Analysis of Indian Chemistry Literature as Reflected in Web of Science Database

Author Affiliations

  • 1 University of Agricultural Sciences,Dharwad, Karnataka, India
  • 2 KSS’s BSW College, Vidyanagar, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 6-17, February,14 (2016)


The paper analyses the contributions of Indian chemistry literature in publishing research papers as reflected in Thomson Reuters, Web of Science database - Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) for the period 1999-2013. The study explores the realm of chemistry research with special reference to Indian researchers who have been resuming unforeseen milestones through pioneering contributions to the field and posing their rank among the universe of scholars across the countries of the globe. Findings of the study reveals: i) the chemistry literature has grown steadily during the period: ii) articles play a predominant source of publication for chemistry literature; iii) the chemistry research of India is fairly collaborative.


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