Assessment of Scientific Productivity by India and South Korea

Keywords: Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Scientific output, Productivity, Rank, India, South Korea


The purpose of this study is to make a quantitative analysis and to compare scientific productivity between the countries of India and South Korea: both countries offer scholarships and fellowships for various programs and disciplines. The data are collected from SCOPUS through the open access portal and mainly focus on rank and number of publications, global publication share and growth of publications, international collaboration pattern, quality of publications, and open access pattern. Various bibliometric indicators have been used along with simple percentage. Further, a new relative indicator Relative Open Access Index (ROAI) is proposed to compare the number of documents in an open access platform with its overall scientific production. Among the most productive countries, India is ranked at fifth and South Korea at thirteenth in the year 2018. India improved by eight positions while South Korea did by three from 1998 to 2018 at the global level. South Korea has a higher proportion of publications with international collaboration as compared to India. Both countries maintain better positions in a few disciplines such as chemical engineering and materials science.

How to Cite
Elango, B., Oh, D.-G., & Rajendran, P. (2021). Assessment of Scientific Productivity by India and South Korea. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(03), 190-198.
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