Artificial Intelligence Research in India: A Scientometric Assessment of Publications Output during 2007-16

  • Brij Mohan Gupta
  • Surinder Mohan Dhawan
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, India, Publications, Highly cited papers, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics


The paper examines the world output in artificial intelligence research, a total of 1,52,655 publications, as seen from Scopus database, covering the period during 2007-16. The top 10 countries of the world in artificial intelligence research accounted for 74.32 per cent global publication share. Individually their global share varied from 3.68 per cent to 19.46 per cent, with China accounting for 19.46 per cent global share, followed by the USA (17.96 %), India (6.37 %), and the U.K. (6.33 %), etc. The paper also examines publications output by India in artificial intelligence research. India cumulated a total of 9730 publications in 10 years during 2007-16, registered an annual average growth rate of 27.45 per cent, averaged citation impact to 2.76 citations per paper, and contributed 10.34 per cent share of its total country output as international collaborative publications during 2007-16. Computer science accounted for the largest publication share (86.99 %), followed by engineering (30.69 %), mathematics (15.95 %), biochemistry, genetics & molecular biology (4.66 %), and several other disciplines. The top 10 organizations and 10 authors together accounted for 19.31 per cent and 2.71 per cent national publications share respectively and 29.78 per cent share and 6.85 per cent national citation share respectively during 2007-16. Top 10 journals accounted for 15.45 per cent share of the country output appearing in journal medium (1650 papers). India accounted for 24 highly cited papers, averaging to 162.46 citations per paper. These 24 highly cited papers involved the participation of 109 authors from 70 organizations, published in 15 journals.

Author Biographies

Brij Mohan Gupta

Dr B.M.Gupta has completed B.LibSci, Associateship in documentation and Phd degrees and the recipient of the fullbright Professional fellowship in library & Information Science (1999) and is elected the Fellow of the Society for Information Science (2007). As a retired scientist, was working as Emeritus Scientist in the NISTADS, CSIR, New Delhi from 2009 to 2013. He was the Principal Investigator for several projects sponsored by research agencies and departments. Published more around 300 research papers in journals.

Surinder Mohan Dhawan

Dr S.M. Dhawan received his MSc(Physics) from Sardar Patel University, MlIS from University of new York, USA and Phd in library Science. He superannuated in 2005 as Scientist-f and Head library Services from national Physical Laboratory, CSIR, New Delhi. Currently working as a consultant librarian for biliometric/scientometric studies. He has authored several research papers, research reports covering several areas of library science, library management systems, and scientometrics.

How to Cite
Gupta, B., & Dhawan, S. (2018). Artificial Intelligence Research in India: A Scientometric Assessment of Publications Output during 2007-16. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 38(6), 416-422.
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