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Date of this Version

2018

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the growth of scientific publications of top ten most productive countries during the period 1996 – 2015. The data was obtained from the SCOPUS database. Compound Annual Growth Rate and Relative Growth Index have been employed. The study reveals the growth pattern of top ten countries during the period 1996-2015 and shows the research concentrations in major disciplines. China registered highest growth during the period 1996-2015 and only India registered higher growth from 1996-2005 to 2006-2015. Further, there is a contrast in the pattern of growth rate of top ten countries in major disciplines.

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