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Summer 7-18-2013

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Dutta, B and Rath, DS. Cosmology research in India: a scientometric study


The scientometric study of 1198 articles on Cosmology research in Indiaspanning over the years 1999 to 2012 downloaded from Web of Science has been executed in this paper. The study analyses literature growth trends, which reveals a uniform growth of literature over the said time span with a little droop in the year 2010. It also examines collaborations with different countries worldwide. The authorship pattern, document types involved and active Indian institutions co-coordinating research in this subject area have also been studied.Bradford law of scattering was employed to identify the core journals and Lotka’s law was employed to study the authors’ productivity pattern.