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Thin Films Research: A Scientometric Assessment of Indian publications during 2009-18

S M Dhawan, B M Gupta, Rajpal Walke, Asha Rani


The paper presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of thin films research in India vis-a-vis the world. The publications data for the study was sourced from Scopus international bibliographical and citation database during 2009-18.  The study profiles top 10 most productive countries in the subject, top 20 most productive research organizations, and 15 most productive authors. The study presents distribution of research by subject areas that intersect with thin films and by source journals.  The study finds that the China and the USA are the world leader in the subject, followed by South Korea, Japan, India and others. India registered 11.04% annual average growth in the subject, five times the world average growth of 2.20%. India contributed 8.55% share of its output towards global share, 23.47% towards international collaborative papers. It averaged citations impact of 8.73 citations per paper. India contributed 4.12% share of its output as highly cited papers. Shivaji University, Kolhapur has emerged as the top ranking research organization in thin films research in the country.

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