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Publication Trends and Citation Impact of Microbiology Research in India: A Scientometric Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, Karnataka State, India
  • 2Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, Karnataka State, India
  • 3Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, Karnataka State, India
  • 4Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, Karnataka State, India

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 1-10, October,21 (2016)

Abstract

This document evaluates India’s contribution to world microbiology research during the period 2003–2014 based on Web of Science database. India’s growth of research, global publication share, citation impact, the share of global collaborative publications, impact of major collaborative countries, prolific institutions and authors were studied. It is observed that India ranks in the 9th place with a global publication share of 3.87% and an annual average growth rate of 13.15% for the period 2003–2014. The citation impact of India’s contribution is 12.26 which decreased from 22.42 during 2003–2008 to 7.43 during 2009-2014. India’s international collaboration share in Microbiology research is 31.93%.

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