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Publications Trends in Atomic Physics: A Global Perspective

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: R. Santha Kumar | Author(s) Affiliation: Librarian, S. K. R. Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract

The present study involves analyzing the worldwide publication scenarios on Atomic Physics using Web of Science database for a period of 10 years from 2004-2013. The database contains 29402 publications in the field of atomic physics. The publications have reached the highest number in the year 2008 with maximum of 6099 publications and the average paper per year is 2940.2. The compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of these publications have decreased from 0.58 in the year 2005 to 0.33 in the year 2012. The average value of collaboration coefficient on atomic physics paper publication is 0.63. 94.40% of papers have the multi authorship whereas 5.60% of contributions have come from single authors. USA has contributed maximum number of publications and India stands 12th in terms of paper publications on this topic in this period. The most prolific author is Ye, P D who has contributed 39 articles whereas Fanciulli, M and Kobayashi, K, contributed 37 articles each. University of Tokyo, Japan is on top of the list of most contributed institutions with 470 publications followed by Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan with 376 publications and Osaka University, which is also from Japan with 354 publications.

Keywords: Atomic Physics, Scientometrics, Annual Growth Rate, Authorship Pattern, Co Authorship Index and Collaboration Coefficient

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