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Abstract

This paper presents a bibliometric overview of Indian researchers publications published on “Solid Waste” in the Web of Science database from 2008 to 2017. Several aspects have been analyzed in the study; such as the growth and distribution of solid waste research in India, the most productive organization/institution in India, authorship pattern, document type, the high frequency of authors’ keywords, measuring the source of publications, and the international collaboration in India’s research output and so on. The highest number of contributions has been recorded in 2017 alone 216 papers, (21.49%) published and the lowest was 2008 with 71 papers, (7.06%). The study has revealed that the publication growth increased progressively from 2008 to 2017. Kumar S (30 papers; TLCS 54; TGCS 411) is been the most productive author out of the total 3609 authors. The maximum number of articles 855 (85.07%) in total are published in the journals. It has been found that ‘Waste Management (79, 7.9%)’ was the most preferred journal of the Indian researchers. The Indian authors have major collaborations with the USA, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan and the UK.

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