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Dear Sir,

Please find enclosed the file regarding the paper entitled, Visualizing Global Nanotechnology research on publication deeds, 1989-2014’ to publish your reputed journal.

Kindly acknowledge for the same.

Thanking you,

With Kind Regards,

C.VELMURUGAN, Research Scholar (Full Time) Dept. Library and Information Science

School of Mathematics Periyar University, Salem - 636011


This study highlights the publication analysis in nanotechnology research outputs in global level as identified the data in Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection database, Thomson Reuters, Philadelphia, USA. It is found that a total output of worldwide scholarly communications in the field of nanotechnology is 20825 during the period between 1989 and 2014. The maximum numbers of outputs of 7269 records (34.91 %) were published by USA which is placed in the first rank. The next position has got by China with 2121 research papers (=10.19%) and followed by Germany is in the third rank. The primary sources are articles with 14564 scholarly papers (=6525%) is ranked in the first place. To predict the value of scientific world publications, time series analysis used and the value predicted for the year 2020 (i.e. 18 years) is 1259.06 and the predicted literature output for the year 2025 in 1377.41(i.e. 23 years). The world growth rate is increasing trend as well as the Indian growth rate is also upward trend.