International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 232

Article in Press

Mapping of Indian Microbiology Research output during 1999-2013: A bibliometric approach

Vitthal T. Bagalkoti* and Siddanagouda C. Hosamani

  •  Received: 17 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 24 August 2015
The study analyses the mapping of Indian microbiology research output on several parameters including its growth and share in the world’s research, research communication in core journals, geographical distribution of publications, share of international collaborative publications at the national level as well as across subjects and characteristics of high productivity institutions, authors and cited papers. The Web of Science database has been used to retrieve the data for the study. India has produced 26,114 papers in the field of microbiology, and received 2,35,667 citations during the period 1999-2013; in the same manner the global publications share of India during 1999-2013 was 3.74%, which has increased from 2.62 in 1999 to 4.74 in 2013. It is concluded that India needs to increase its output and bring about improvement in the quality of its research efforts

Keywords: Bibliometrics, microbiology, science mapping, web of science, relative growth rate, doubling time, impact factor and activity index