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Bebi, Shailendra Kumar. Research Output of Indian Women Scientists in the field of Physics and Astronomy: A Scientometrics study, Library Philosophy & Practice.

Abstract

The research output of the women scientists of the selected Indian research institutes in the field of physics and astronomy is analyzed for a period of 2011 to 2015. It is observed that the strength of women scientists (12.35 %) are less in compare to men scientists (87.65%), as only 73 women scientists out of total 583 staff. These women scientists have published total number of 713 research articles, and the current study reveals the contribution of each scientist individually. The highest numbers of papers (144) were published by National Physical Laboratory but Indian Institute of Astrophysics got the highest number of citations for fewer publications (2018 for 129 articles). The majority of these articles were published in collaboration with other institutes of national and international level. To understand the collaboration between these and other institute the collaboration coefficient is calculated (CC) and found that these institute have average CC ~0 .7480. On the basis of analysis of 713 publications of women scientists, the Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics is assigned as rank one because maximum articles were published in this journal, and in term of most productive authors, Aditi Sen De from Harish Chandra Research Institute with maximum 38 publications is allocated as rank one among all women scientists. Additionally, this study also presents detailed information on the corresponding and first authorship of all these papers.

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