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Date of this Version

Summer 4-15-2021

Document Type



Its Very Good.


The purpose of this study was to measure the number of contributions and highlight the contributions made by the researchers in the field of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and published on the Web of Science database during 2016-2020 using scientometric analysis. Data were interpreted by using software such as Bibexcel, Vosviewer, and tabulated using MS Excel. The results indicated that 8103 papers were published during 2016 - 2020 and the highest number of publications 2067 (25.51%) was produced in 2020. The trends in multi-authored papers have tremendously increased (90.40%) compared to (09.60%) single-authored papers. The relative growth rate (0.84) and degree of collaboration (0.90) is noted significantly and the highest no of papers (21.09%) was contributed by the collaboration of three authors and source wise most of the records were published an article 7421. It also noted that the value of the highest degree of collaboration was (0.91) in 2020. The Wang Y author (45) contributed more numbers of papers in the domain of ICT with China (1457) being the country producing more research papers followed by USA, the Spain, and the UK. More than 500 papers had been published in ICT, Information, and Technology. The study inferred that the rate of growth is relation by the year wise publications of ICT research.