Nanotechnology Literature: A Bibliometric Study

Amogh S. Lokhande


This bibliometric study uses the data from the Scopus database to analyze the Nanotechnology literature published during the period 2006-2010. The objectives are to know annual document productivity, rate of growth of literature, geographical distribution, language wise distribution and the most preferred source titles. It was found that the literature grew every year except in 2009, that the United States of America contributed the most documents, that most publications were in English language and that proceedings of SPIE the International Society for Optical
Engineering was the most preferred source title. The source list generated can be used for collection development in various libraries.

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