Scientometric Dimensions and Publication Productivity of the Analytical Chemistry Division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre


  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Scientific Information Resource Division, Mumbai, 400 085, India


Scientrometrics analysis of 724 papers published by the scientists of Analytical Chemistry Division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during 1972-2003 in diverse domains-Electrochemistry (186), Separation Techniques (89), Neutron Activation Analysis (114), Thermal Analysis and Thermochemistry (52) and Other Analytical Techniques (283) was carried out for yearwise productivity, authorship pattern and collaboration. The highest number of publications were 61and 58 produced in 1997 and 2003 respectively. Average number of publications per year was 22.62. Highest collaboration coefficient 1.0 was in 1987, 1991, 1992,1996, and 1998.

The most prolific authors were M. Sudersanan (137), P.K. Mathur (76), R. G. Dhaneshwar (54), R. Parthasarathy (47), S. Gangadharan (46), M. M. Palrecha (46), M. Sankar Das (44), and A. K. Sundaram(43).The core journals preferred for publishing were: Indian Journal of Chemistry (54), Journal of the Electrochemical Society of India (40), Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (40), and Analytica Chimica Acta (19). Publication concentration was (8.82) and publication density was (3.59). Top ranking journals publishing Analytical Chemistry Division publications were from India (261), UK (56), Switzerland ( 56), The Netherlands (55), USA (34) and Germany (17).


Analytical Chemistry, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Institutional Studies, Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Individual Division, Individual Department, Individual Institution, R&D Laboratory, Publication Productivity, Authorship Pattern, Collaboration Coefficient, Author Productivity, Channels of Communication, Bradford Distribution, History of Science, Department of Atomic Energy, India.

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