| || India’s collaboration with Latin America as reflected in co-authored papers |
Author :Gupta, B.M.;Singh, Mohinder
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :24(3) ; 2004 ; pp.09-21
Abstract : India’s relations with the Latin American countries have been traditionally friendly and interaction with them is close both at bilateral and multilateral level. India’s collaboration with Latin American countries has resulted in different kinds of outputs, including joint publications, technology development, technology transfer, improvised products and processes. The joint research output emanating out of research collaboration is an important source of information for mapping India’s collaboration with Latin America, and its impact on different fields. This paper attempts to study the research collaboration of India with Latin America, with the following objectives: (i) To study the nature of Indian collaboration with Latin American countries in S&T, as reflected in co-authored research papers, (ii) To identify the specific subject areas of Indian collaboration with Latin America, (iii) To study the impact of Indian collaborative research with Latin America in different fields, and (iv) To identify the major Indian institutions involved in this collaborative research with institutions in Latin America.
Keywords : Science and technology;Citation analysis;Latin America
| || Software for ranking Indian scientists based on citations to their publications |
Author :Saxena, S.C.;Relan, Sonia;Murthy, S.S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :19(6) ; 1999 ; pp.09-15
Abstract : The paper describes the software developed at DESIDOC for ranking lndian scientists and technologists based on the c~tations to their publications as covered in Science Ciktion lndex (SCI). The software projides facilities for generating reports on highly cited authors, highly cited journals, highly productive institutions, weightage of authorship etc. quickly. This measure could be one of the important parameters'for rating the performance' of scientists for giving awards, promotions or other career incentives and for making appointments to important positions.
Keywords : Softwares;Scientists;India;Citation analysis
| || Evaluation of Indian physics research on journal impact factor and citations count: A comparative study |
Author :Dhawan, S.M.;Gupta, B.M.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :25(3) ; 2005 ; pp.03-07
Abstract : This paper evaluates citations performance of 1101 Indian physics research papers published in 29 high impact physics journals in 1997. The evaluation is based on citations won by these papers within six years of publication. The purpose is to verify to what extent research evaluation based on journal impact factor can be considered objective and fair. The study finds that journal impact factor is not a surrogate to citations. Nearly 12% of papers in high impact journals did win even a single citation within six years of their publication. Secondly papers winning high range of citations per paper were published in a wide range of impact factor journals. The conclusion is that although impact factor is not a guarantee to citations but publication in high impact journals does improve the probability of winning citations. The higher the impact factor the greater their citations probability. The nationally and internationally collaborated papers have greater chances of winning high citations than the non-collaborative ones.
Keywords : Indian physics research;Citation analysis;Impact factor
| || Computer science research in India: A scientometric analysis of research output during the period 1994-2001 |
Author :Gupta, B.M.;Dhawan, S.M.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :25(1) ; 2005 ; pp.03-11
Abstract : Computer science is of central importance to India for its impact on the national economy and society at large, and its role in shaping India as a technology superpower. This paper analyses the status of computer science research in India in terms of publication output, its areas of strength and weakness, and the leading institutions and individual scholars involved in computer science research in the country.
Keywords : Computer science research;India;Scientometric analysis;Content analysis;Citation analysis;Publication output
| || Is Impact Factor True Evaluation for Ranking Quality Measure? |
Author :Khan, Khaisar Muneebulla;Hegde, Pradeep
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(3) ; 2009 ; pp.55-58
Abstract : The paper gives the background, meaning and the criteria of the impact factor explaining their terminologies and calculations with examples. It discusses its advantages and the associated problems, and states on the possible misuse and manipulation of the impact factor. The paper concludes with a caution not to finally rely on the impact factor as the only valid measure to rank journal quality and productivity.
Keywords : Impact factor;Citation analysis;Librametrics;Bibliometrics;Informetrics;Immediacy index;Citation index;Quality measures