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Mathematics research by Indians in British India: a bibliometric analysis

Sanku Bilas Roy

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The study analyses the publication pattern of Indian researchers in mathematics during the first half of the twentieth century. Authorship pattern, Collaborative Coefficient, Prolific researchers, the appropriateness of Lotka’s law and Bradford’s law and Geographical distributions of publications have been studied. The Quinquennial distribution of publications indicates that there is a gradual growth in the number of publications. The Lotka’s law seems to be accepted for the present data set, but not Bradford’s law.The study analyses the publication pattern of Indian researchers in mathematics during the first half of twentieth century. Authorship pattern, Collaborative Coefficient, Prolific researchers, the appropriateness of Lotka’s law and Bradford’s law and Geographical distributions of publications  have been studied. The Quinquennial distribution of publications indicates that there is a gradual growth in the number of publications. The Lotka’s law seems to be accepted for the present data set, but not the Bradford’s law.


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