Author:Jayabal, R.
  1. Introduction

    Scientometrics studies have been applied mainly to scientific fields and empirical investigation of publications in specific scientific fields and subfields. It examines quantitative aspects of science, science of science, and scientific communication. This type of analysis provides useful indicators of scientific productivity and trends in the particular field. The term scientometric was coined in Russia by Nalimov. Since Nalimov's coinage of the Russian equivalent of the term 'Scientometrics' (naukometriya) in 1969, this term has grown in popularity and is used to describe the study of science: growth, structure, interrelationships and productivity (Hood & Wilson [1]). According to Haiturn [2] "Scientometric" is a scientific discipline which performs reproducible measurement of scientific activity and reveals it objective quantitative regularities. Hence, scientometric studies aims to integrate the cognitive or intellectual structure of research with a view to appraise the relations among the authors, institutions, journal articles and as a means of assisting the peer-review procedure. The main purpose of the scientometric studies is to determine the state and prospect of a subject and its future development. The present study aims to apply the scientometric technique to know the publication trends in the Indian Journal of Chemical Technology.

  2. Review of Literature

    Numbers of scientometric analysis studies have been conducted through the world. Out of them, two studies results are presented briefly. Padme and Vaishali [3] conducted a bibliometric analysis of 'Indian Journal of Chemistry- Section A'. The Indian Journal of Chemistry-Section A published 482 research papers during the period of study i.e. from 2010 to 2014. The journal has published on an average of 96 research papers per year. The Double authors contributed the maximum numbers of papers 119 (24.69%). The 653 contributors from 36 countries, India stands first place with the 66.76 percent of contributions and among Indian state wise distribution of the contributors, West Bengal stand first place with 71(16.28%) contributions. Nattur [4] analysis of 829 articles published in the Indian Journal of Physics during the year from 2004 to 2008 reveals that maximum number of articles published in the year 2004. The important note of the study is that the majority of the articles are contributed by multiple authors and majority of the authors were affiliated to Universities. Ninety-two percent of the contributors were belonged to India and eight per cent belonged to other countries. Among the India, contributors belonged to Karnataka dominated the other states in India.

  3. The Source Journal

    National Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) [5] came into existence on 30 September 2002 with the merger of National Institute of Science Communication (NISCOM) and Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC). Both NISCOM and INSDOC, the two premier institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), were devoted to dissemination and documentation of science and technology information. Now, with the formation of NISCAIR, an institute capable of serving the society using modern IT infrastructure in a more effective manner and taking up new ventures in the field of science communication, dissemination and science and technology information management systems and services. Broadly the core activity of NISCAIR will be to collect/store, publish and disseminate science and technology information through a mix of traditional and modern means, which will benefit different segments of society. All publications of the Niscair publications are freely available in its web site and mobile app designed by Niscair. NISCAIR has been...

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