Scientometric Dimension of Digital Architecture Research Output Based on Web of Science Database: A Global PerspectiveAuthor : C. Ranganathan and R.Balasubramani
Volume 4 No.1 January-June 2014 pp 16-25
This study analyses the global publications output in Digital Architecture research during 1999-2013 on several parameters. The Web of Science Databases has been used to retrieve the data for 15 years (1999-2013) by the searching the keyword “Digital Architecture”. Scientometric analysis of 6335 papers related Digital Architecture research output was undertaken. Most of the researchers preferred to publish their research results in journal articles; as such (5031 articles) 79.41% of articles were published in journals. On an average of 300 papers are published every year. Two and more authored papers constitute majority of the contributions and degree of collaboration amounts to 0.89. This shows that team research is prevalent in the area of Digital Architecture. It is observed that author productivity is not in agreement with Lotka’s law,but productivity distribution data partially fits the law when the value of Chi-square to 727.71 Bradford’s distribution the relationship between the zone is 1: a: a2, while the relationship in each zone of the present study is 25:258:1214 which does not fit into Bradford’s distribution. North European Countries (40%) produces largest amount and Asian countries occupy the third place of the research output of literature related to Digital Architecture and English is the most predominant language used for publishing the literature related to Digital Architecture during the study period.
Digital Architecture, Scientometric, Lotka’s law, Bradford’s distribution, Global level