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An Analysis of Global Trend on ‘Atomic Energy’ Research Publications (1999-2018)

Ravi Shukla


The paper examines the research output of ‘Atomic Energy’ research of top ten countries in the world for 20 years i.e. 1999-2018 from the Scopus database. Out of a total 7967 research papers, the maximum 4699 of research papers were contributed by more than three authors and the highest, i.e. 696 (8.74%) contributions were published in the year 2002, followed by 616 (7.73%) publications in 2011. The maximum, i.e. 5405 (67.84%) of publications were ‘Article’ type record. The highest annual, compound annual and relative growth rate was noted in the year 2002 and 2000 each i.e. (360.93), (0.57) and (1.24) respectively. out of a total 64282 citations, the highest 5547 (8.63%) of citations were recorded on 359 publications in the year 2007, while the minimum, i.e. 191 (0.03%) citations were found in 2018. The average degree of author’s collaborations, collaborative index and collaboration coefficient was (0.87), (3.21) and (0.61) recorded respectively. The maximum, i.e. 43 each record was contributed by Nakamura, T. and Nishitani, T. However, the maximum scientists were interested to publish their articles in the Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology source. The maximum, i.e. 1299 (5.56%) research papers include ‘Nuclear Energy’ keyword used by the authors. Japan Atomic Energy Agency has contributed the maximum, i.e. 1961 (19.57%) records during the period of study.

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