Thin films research in India: A scientometric analysis of research output during 2000-15

S B Patil


The study examines thin films research output from India during 2000 to 2015 on different parameters including the growth, document type-wise distribution of publications, productivity and impact of most productive institutions and authors, preferred sources of publications in which Indian thin films researchers publish their works, and contribution of major collaborative partner countries. Scopus database has been used to retrieve the data for 16 years (2000-2015). It was found that India contributes 5.26% to the global research output on thin films. The highest i.e. 98.22% contributions appear in journals and conference proceedings. The top 15 most productive institutions and top 10 productive authors contributed 49.67% and 11.79% share to India’s publication output and 53.56% and 17.41% share to India’s citation output during 2000 to 2015. The top 31 publication sources together contributed 44.55% share to total thin films research output of India. 

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