Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Nanomaterials: A Scientometric AnalysisAuthor : S. Prabakar and A. Thirumagal
Volume 3 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 19-26
The emergence of the nanomaterials in the growing innovative technologies stimulates to do an analysis on the research work on nanomaterials by means of Scientometric techniques. The research work has been conducted by means of the selection of database of sample of 10 years from 2003 to 2010 which reveals that the total no. publication is 16958, along with the total Global Citation Score of 208085 and 9969 as total Local Citation Score. It was proved that the literatures on nanomaterials published in 11 different documents and that too in 17 different languages throughout the world. The Chi-square test proves that the significant error value is lesser than the critical value which is a proven possibility to predict the future trend of the no. of publications. The different types of publication proves that the journal article alone may no longer stand as a mark of the research output and as well as for citations. English language research work tends to be at the first place among the other language publications. The authorship pattern proves that the multi authored papers plays a dominant role in the research publication. Bradford’s Law has been utilized to find out the core journals which produced more articles. A suggestion has been given through this article to the global research society to enhance the scientists with exclusive opportunities to do more and more research on nanomaterials towards the betterment of the society.
Nanomaterials, Global Citation Score, Local Citation Score, Authorship Pattern, Degree of Collaboration, Bradford’s Law