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A Scientometric Assessment of the Research Output of the Sambalpur University during 1990-2019
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The significance of scientometric assessment in measuring the research performance and decision making process is well known to the academic community. This paper illustrates the result of a scientometric assessment of the research publications of the Sambalpur University, Odisha, India over the period 1990 to 2019. The SCOPUS database of Elsevier is used to pile-up the data. Various scientometric parameters are used for assessing the growth and measuring its implications. The analysis and visualization has been performed based on the total publication output, its growth rate, quality of papers published, global ranking, national and international levels of collaborative papers share, citation impacts etc. A total of 1527 publications with 15,440 citations (ACPP 9.88%) appeared during the period of assessment. A fluctuation trend in research productivity has been primarily observed. Over the study three author papers contributions have appeared more in number and found the DC as 0.95 and the CC as 0.62 and it shows the existence of collaborative research work. The United States and Japan are the two countries that made significant research collaborations with Sambalpur University. The weak collaboration link between highly cited authors also indicates that collaborative research team work in this field does not exist much. It is apparent from the study that the two decades of research activities in Sambalpur University is not quite up to par when compared to the similar other universities however there is a significant enhancement in the number of publications after 2010. The present study gives hope that this will direct authoritatively, policy makers, funding agencies and the researchers new pathways towards increase of research and development activities thereby enhancing the research output through quality publications.