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Title:Research and citation impact of publications of the Nuclear Physics Division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Auhtor(s): Rekha P. Upadhye,Kademani, B.S. ,Lalit Mohan,K.Bhanumurthy,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:17, No 2
Keywords:Citation analysis; Scientometrics; Bibliometrics; Research productivity; Research evaluation
Abstract:The paper analyses the citations to 257 publications published during 2003-2008 by the Nuclear Physics Division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, using Web of Science database as the source data. The extent of citations received, in terms of the number of citations per paper, year-wise break up of citations, citation time-lag, domain-wise citations, citing authors, subject analysis of citations, categories of citing documents, citing journals, keyword analysis of citations, citing institutions, and the distribution of citations are determined. During 2003-31st August 2010, Nuclear Physics Division publications received a total of 5627 citations. The average number of citations per year was 703.38 and the average number of citations per publication was 21.89. The highest number of citations received was 1155 in 2007. Citation time-lag was zero for 76 (29.57%) papers, one year for 92 (35.80%) papers and two years for 19 (7.39%) papers. High Energy Physics and Quark Gluon Plasma domain received the highest percentage (75.5%) of citations. The core citing authors were: A. Lebedev (449) followed by D. D'Enterria (396), S. Mioduszewski (392), M.J. Tannenbaum (378), H. Masui (378), R. Averbeck (377), Y. Akiba (377), R. Lacey (375), G. David (374), T.C. Awes (374).The core journals citing Nuclear Physics Division publications were: Physical Review - C (1148 citations), Journal of Physics - G (663 citations), Nuclear Physics - A (618 citations), Physical Review Letters (347 citations), European Physical Journal - C (332 citations), Physics Letters - B (263 citations), Physical Review - D (214 citations), International Journal of Modern Physics - E (169 citations), European Physical Journal - A (121 citations).

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