Scientometric Analysis of Research Output in Spacecraft Propulsion during 1999-2012: A Study with Special Reference to Web of Science


  • ISRO, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, India
  • University of Kerala, Department of Library and Information Science, India


At present spacecraft propulsion is a dynamic area of research in which majority of research work is being done. Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge is a premier research platform, helping to find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The data for the present analysis has been retrieved for a period of 14 years during 1999 to 2012 from this database. This study aims to analyse the Indian contribution in the subject area. The study also analyses year-wise, language-wise, document type-wise distribution and also the country-wise analysis which provides the percentage of Indian share to this subject. The analysis also includes institution-wise categorization; Degree of Collaboration and also verifies the fitness of Bradford's Law of Scattering.


Spacecraft Propulsion, Bradford’s Law, Degree of Collaboration.

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Library Management

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