Chemistry research in India in a global perspective : a scientometrics profile

Muthu, Madhan and Gunasekaran, Subbiah and M. T., Rani and Arunachalamc, Subbiah and T. A., Abinandanan (2020) Chemistry research in India in a global perspective : a scientometrics profile. arXiv. pp. 1-39. (Submitted)

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Abstract

We measure India’s contribution to chemistry research in a global perspective. In the five years 2011-2015 Indian researchers have published 62,448 papers in 557 journals. In terms of % share, India (with 6.9% of the world’s publications) is behind only China (25%) and USA (17%). But only 0.86% of papers from India are among the top 1% of the most highly cited papers of the world, compared to 4.86% of papers from Singapore, 2.65% of papers from USA, 2.09% of papers from China, 1.87% of papers from the UK, 1.71% of papers from South Korea and 1.6% of papers from Germany. Papers from India are cited 14.68 times on average compared to cites per paper of 45.34 for Singapore, 30.47 for USA, 23.12 for China, 26.51 for the UK, 21.77 for South Korea and 24.77 for Germany. Less than 39% of papers from India are found in quartile 1 (high impact factor) journals, compared to 53.6% for China and 53.8% for South Korea. Percent share of papers in quartile 1 journals from India is lower than that for the world for all of chemistry and for each one of the eight categories, viz. analytical, applied, inorganic & nuclear, medicinal, multidisciplinary, organic, physical and electrochemistry whether one considers data for the entire five-year period or for 2015 alone. About 20% of Indian chemistry papers are in collaboration with international coauthors. Researchers from only 160 Indian institutions have published at least 100 papers (compared to 362 in USA and 399 in China) and these include 67 state, 14 central and 11 private universities, 27 institutions under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, 20 CSIR laboratories, seven Department of Atomic Energy institutions, and seven Department of Science & Technology institutions. About 40% of all Indian chemistry papers have come from public universities. Only three Indian institutions, viz Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, have published more than 2,000 papers. None of the Indian universities has performed as well as leading Asian universities. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a small institution with less than 200 papers, has performed reasonably well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemistry research, chemistry papers, Chemistry research in India, Scientometrics study
Subjects: Computer science, information & general works
Divisions: Knowledge Centre
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 05:06
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 05:06
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2160
Publisher URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.03093

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