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Jeyshankar, R. Research Productivity of the scientists of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) Kalpakkam (Chennai): A Scientometric Analysis
The present study evaluates the research publication trend among scientists of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research during the period 1989-2013. Data were analyzed based on type of publication, year of publication, language, source, country, institutions, most preferred journals and most prolific authors among other variables. The study revealed that majority (96.26%) of the researchers preferred to publish their research papers in joint authorship only and the degree of author collaboration ranges from 0.84 to 0.99 and its mean value is 0.95. It also revealed that IGCAR scientists preferred to publish their work in the Journal of Nuclear Materials and Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals. The top three collaborative institutions with IGCAR are Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai and Anna University, Chennai.