Mapping of Spacecraft Research Publications in India: A Scientometric AnalysisAuthor : Shynee Martin and V. Geetha
Volume 8 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 19-23
This paper presents a scientometric analysis of the scholastic research papers published on spacecraft. The main purpose is to provide an overview of the research productivity in India on the subject during the period of the study (2012-2016), exploring different subdivisions of the spacecraft research. Ever since India sent a spacecraft to Mars in 2014, India has earned its place in the top ranking space-faring nations which include the USA, Europe Russia, China and Japan. This study highlights a quantitative analysis on the authorship pattern and collaborative trends during the past five years in the newly emerged the growing field of spacecraft in Engineering. This study reveals almost a constant trend of inflow of papers with increasing trend of multi authored papers year by year. Highest share of Papers are being contributed by authors from India, written in English and the results of degree of collaboration C= 0.91 of collaborative author’s articles is published during the study period.
Spacecraft, Scientometric, Collaboration Trends, Authorship pattern
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