Publication Productivity of Tata Institute of Social Sciences:A Scientometric Study


  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library, Mumbai, 400 088, India
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 110 067, India
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Scientific Information Resource Division, Mumbai, 400 085, India
  • Karnatak University, Department of Library and Information Science, Dharwad, 580 003, India


This study attempts to analyse quantitatively 358 publications published by the social scientists of Tata Institute of Social Sciences during 2001-2004 in various Departments and Research Units for authorship pattern and collaboration trend. The results indicate that 90.22 % of papers were single authored followed by two authored papers - 5.86 % and three authored papers - 3.35 %. Most prolific authors were Shalini Bharat (21), M. M. Koganuramath (18), Mallikarjun Angadi (13), R. N. Sharma (13), Chhaya Datar (12), Siva Raju (12), and Sarthi Acharya (10). The most preferred journals by the social scientists were: Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Journal of Social Work and Indian Journal of Labour Economics, with four papers each. Publication Density observed in the present study was 1.46.


Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Institutional Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Publication Productivity, Authorship Pattern, Collaboration Coefficient, Author Productivity, Channels of Communication, Bradford Distribution, Social Sciences.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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