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Title: A bibliometric analysis on nanotechnology research
Authors: Nazim, Mohammad
Ahmad, Moin
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Examines the scientific output in the field of ‘nanotechnology’, the aim being to offer an overview of research trends in this field and characterize its most important aspects such as growth of literature, authorship pattern, most productive journals, authors, countries, etc. A total of 2675 articles for the period of 1991-2006 were collected from Web of Science (WoS), especially via the Science Citation Index. The various analyses focus on the presentation of publications, frequencies and percentages. Authorship pattern and core journals were examined using Lotka’s Law and Bradford’s Law of scattering respectively. The yearly analysis shows that there is a rapid growth of nanotechnology research from the beginning of 21st century. When applying Bradford’s law of scattering with respect to the identification of core journals, three concentric zones were defined with the ratio of 32:149:639, which are partially in accordance with the Bradford’s distribution. With respect to the author productivity through the application of Lotka’s law it was observed that the values obtained were widely different from the real values.
Page(s): 292-299
ISSN: 0972-5423
Source:ALIS Vol.55(4) [December 2008]

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