Mapping Agricultural Research in India: A Profile Based on CAB Abstracts 1998

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Title:
Mapping Agricultural Research in India: A Profile Based on CAB Abstracts 1998
Author:
Arunachalam, Subbiah; Umarani, K.
Citation:
Mapping Agricultural Research in India: A Profile Based on CAB Abstracts 1998 2001-10, 81(8):896-906 Current Science
Journal:
Current Science
Issue Date:
Oct-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106301
Submitted date:
2005-05-13
Abstract:
CAB Abstracts 1998 had indexed 11,855 publications from India, including 10,412 journal articles, from more than 1280 institutions in 531 locations. These were classified into 21 major research fields and 243 subfields. â Plants of economic importanceâ (FF) is the leading area of research in India, followed by â Animal scienceâ (LL). The three subfields with the largest number of papers are: â Pests, pathogens and biogenic diseases of plantsâ , FF600 (1301 papers), â Plant breeding and geneticsâ , FF020 (1135 papers), and â Plant productionâ , FF100 (786 papers). In contrast, there were only 54 papers in â Biotechnologyâ (WW). Academic institutions accounted for a little over 59% of the papers in 1998, as against 63.4% in the five years 1990â 1994, and scientific agencies of the central government accounted for 22% of the papers. Agricultural universities had published 4039 papers and agricultural colleges 523 papers. Indian researchers had published over 78% of the 10,412 journal articles in 208 Indian journals, 587 papers in 180 UK journals, and 368 papers in 124 US journals. In no other field do Indian researchers publish such a large per cent of papers in Indian journals. Letters journals were used only infrequently: 317 papers in 40 letters journals. More than 8060 papers were published in non-SCI journals, and 1925 papers were published in journals of impact factor less than 1.0. Only 33 papers were published in journals of impact factor higher than 3.0. We have identified institutions publishing large number of papers in different subfields, in different journals, in journals of different impact factors, etc. This macroscopic analysis not only provides an inventory of Indiaâ s publications, but also gives an idea of endogenous research capacity. If appropriately linked with public policy, it can help restructure the nationâ s research priorities.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Bibliometrics; Scholarly Communication; Citation Analysis
Local subject classification:
Paper distribution; Policy making; Information communication

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dc.contributor.authorArunachalam, Subbiahen_US
dc.contributor.authorUmarani, K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-13T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:44:04Z-
dc.date.issued2001-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-05-13en_US
dc.identifier.citationMapping Agricultural Research in India: A Profile Based on CAB Abstracts 1998 2001-10, 81(8):896-906 Current Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106301-
dc.description.abstractCAB Abstracts 1998 had indexed 11,855 publications from India, including 10,412 journal articles, from more than 1280 institutions in 531 locations. These were classified into 21 major research fields and 243 subfields. â Plants of economic importanceâ (FF) is the leading area of research in India, followed by â Animal scienceâ (LL). The three subfields with the largest number of papers are: â Pests, pathogens and biogenic diseases of plantsâ , FF600 (1301 papers), â Plant breeding and geneticsâ , FF020 (1135 papers), and â Plant productionâ , FF100 (786 papers). In contrast, there were only 54 papers in â Biotechnologyâ (WW). Academic institutions accounted for a little over 59% of the papers in 1998, as against 63.4% in the five years 1990â 1994, and scientific agencies of the central government accounted for 22% of the papers. Agricultural universities had published 4039 papers and agricultural colleges 523 papers. Indian researchers had published over 78% of the 10,412 journal articles in 208 Indian journals, 587 papers in 180 UK journals, and 368 papers in 124 US journals. In no other field do Indian researchers publish such a large per cent of papers in Indian journals. Letters journals were used only infrequently: 317 papers in 40 letters journals. More than 8060 papers were published in non-SCI journals, and 1925 papers were published in journals of impact factor less than 1.0. Only 33 papers were published in journals of impact factor higher than 3.0. We have identified institutions publishing large number of papers in different subfields, in different journals, in journals of different impact factors, etc. This macroscopic analysis not only provides an inventory of Indiaâ s publications, but also gives an idea of endogenous research capacity. If appropriately linked with public policy, it can help restructure the nationâ s research priorities.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBibliometricsen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectCitation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherPaper distributionen_US
dc.subject.otherPolicy makingen_US
dc.subject.otherInformation communicationen_US
dc.titleMapping Agricultural Research in India: A Profile Based on CAB Abstracts 1998en_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Scienceen_US
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