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Date of this Version

Summer 5-31-2013

Abstract

The paper compares the status of social science research in four South Asian countries, namely Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal for the period 1996-2011 as reflected in their publications output using various quantitative and qualitative indicators. It also looks at the similarities in the research profile of these four countries, besides looking at the priorities assigned and citation impact of different sub-fields under the five broad social science subjects, such as business, management & accounting, decision sciences, economics, econometrics & finance, psychology and social sciences-general in these three countries. The Scopus Citation Database has been used. The data covered in this study has been derived from SCImago Journal and Country Rank website (http://www.scimagojr.com).