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Date of this Version

Summer 4-2019


In this scientometric study through the meticulous analysis of year and language wise distribution of publications, document type wise distribution of contributions, year wise citation analysis and country wise productivity in the field of data science research, an effort has been made to delineate a vibrant image of the present condition of data science research. Data have been collected from Scopus database for the purpose of the study. The study reflects that among the total 3793 publications on data science, the highest number of publications i.e. 604, were published in 2018 and lowest number of publications i.e.42, were published in 2002. Among the published documents mostly were in English language i.e. 3654 and then it is followed by German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, and Italian. The predominance of English language in data science research is clearly visible. Journal articles (1509) were the highest in number among different types of publications as nascent information on a subject mainly get reflected in journal articles. Researchers from USA top the list with 1801 publications on data science in the whole world. The year 2011 has received maximum number of citations i.e. 4138. Finally there is a significant positive correlation between time and growth of citation denoting growth trend in the number of citations with the passage of time.



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