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Title:Scientometric Portrait of Nobel Laureate Pierre-Gilles De Gennes
Auhtor(s): V.L. Kalyane ,B. K. Sen ,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:1, No 2
Year:1996
Keywords:Scientometrics; Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Nobel laureate; Bradfordís law; Journal preference; Physicists
Abstract:Presents an analysis of 422 papers by the Nobel laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, a French physicist, published during 1956 to 1995 in diverse fields of science such as, magnetism, superconductors, hydrodynamics, polymers, liquid crystals, gels, and glues. The productivity of the scientist peaked in his 40ís and his journal preference shows a distinct national bias. Despite the scientistís working with a very large number of collaborators, the percentage of collaborative papers seems to be low i.e. 36%. The receiving of honours and awards seems to attract more collaborators and hike the productivity rate. The scattering of papers over 146 journals does not follow Bradfordís law.
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