Water-Related Technology Research in India: Insights from Four Core Journals

Journal of Scientometric Research,2019,8,1,38-46.
Published:April 2019
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Deep Jyoti Francis*, Anup Kumar Das

Center for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA.


Over the last decade, several scientometric and bibliometric studies have been carried out in different areas to measure the trend of research in the specific fields of science and technology, such as nanotechnology, neuroscience, medicines, etc. With the advent of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs), water-related research has gained impetus. In the last five years, the Government of India has launched several water missions and has funded several scientific projects to come out with innovative solutions. However, Indian scholarship has been silent in the evaluation of research performance in the area of Water. This study, therefore, tries to identify the publication trends in the four most cited journals in the area of water-related research in the last ten years. On identifying India among the leading four countries, in terms of publications in water-related research, the paper also tries to identify its publication trend by major Indian research institutions in these journals.

Top 10 Publishing Countries on the Basis of Documents between 2006-2017 (Scimago).