Yoga Research Output in India: A Scientometric StudyAuthor : A. Poornima and M. Surulinathi
Volume 9 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 85-90
This article presents the research output of Yoga in India using different Scientometric approach both quantitative and qualitative methods. Bibliographic data for the study has been collected from the Web of Science Core Collection online database of Thomson Scientific, USA. The strings ‘Yoga and India’ in the topic and address field are used for retrieving data. Researcher have published 525 publications with 6683 Global Citations Scores (H-Index: 45) were selected and 525 publications which were used for further data analysis. Prominent Authors were identified by name, subject domain and able to place their papers in high impact journals. Moreover it has identified Countries wise collaboration of the research. 8 papers are received more than 100 citations. India has collaborated with 32 countries.
Scientometrics, Yoga, Web of Science
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