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Bibliometric indicators of Indian research collaboration patterns: a correspondence analysis

Anuradha, KT and Urs, Shalini R (2007) Bibliometric indicators of Indian research collaboration patterns: a correspondence analysis. In: Scientometrics, 71 (2). pp. 179-189.

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International collaboration is becoming an increasingly significant issue in science. During the last few years, a large number of bibliometric studies of co-authorships have been reported. Mostly, these studies have concentrated on country-to-country collaboration, revealing general patterns of interaction. In this study we analyze international collaborative patterns as indicated in the Indian publications by tracking out multi author publications as given in Science Citation Index (SCI) database. Correspondence analysis is used for analysis and interpretation of the results. According to correspondence analysis of the data set, physics, chemistry, clinical medicine are the first, second and third largest subjects having international collaboration. USA, Italy, Germany, France, England are the top five countries with which India is collaborating. The data set shows an association between Physics and Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Finland, South Korea, Russia, Netherlands contrasting an association between biology & biochemistry, immunology, ecology and environment, geosciences, multidisciplinary subjects and England, Japan, Canada. It also shows an association between Agriculture and Philippines, Canada, Denmark in contrast to an association between Chemistry and Malaysia, Germany, France. An association between Clinical medicine, Astrophysics and England, Sweden, USA, New Zealand in contrast to an association between Agriculture and Canada, Philippines, Denmark is shown. An association between engineering, mathematics, computer science, neuroscience and Singapore, Canada, USA in contrast to an association between chemistry, astrophysics and Malaysia, Spain is shown. This association of collaborating countries and disciplines almost tallies with the publication productivity of these countries in different disciplines.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Scientometrics
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado and Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Akademiai Kiado and Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11685

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