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Library Herald
Year : 2022, Volume : 60, Issue : 3
First page : ( 88) Last page : ( 105)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2022.00031.8

Research contribution and impact of Indian institutes of science education and research (iisers) to physical sciences

Mondal Dhiman1, Chakrabarti Biplab2

1Librarian, Ananda Mohan College, 102/1, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata-700009 (India), E-mail: dhiman.bon@gmail.com

2Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700073 (India), E-mail: bcliscu@gmail.com

Online published on 19 November, 2022.

Abstract

The present study explores the research contribution of five selected Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) in the discipline of physical sciences over the last 15 years period, 2006–2020. The selected five IISERs published a total of 3,354 research articles which comprise 47.34% share of internationally co-authored articles. The publications are interpreted in terms of chronological growth, collaboration trend, focus sub-areas, scholarly communication channels, leading collaborating countries, keywords and citation impact. Among the selected IISERs, IISER-P followed by IISER-K and IISER-M were the major producers of research papers. Since 2016, a sharp rising trend in terms of publication output and international collaborative efforts was observed. Furthermore, the collaboration trend also witnessedthat there were a strong international collaboration linkages among IISERS and developed countries like the USA, Germany and Italy were the primary collaborating countries.In addition, the international experimental research consortia like CMS, LIGO, VIRGO and BELLE Collaboration played a crucial role in global cooperative research efforts of IISERs.

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Keywords

Scientometrics, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, IISER, Physical Sciences, Research.

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