Journal of Scientometric Research, 2020, 9, 2, 146-153.
Published: September 2020
Type: Research Article
Ananda Mohan College, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal, INDIA.
The present study reveals Indian authorship trend and their contribution in five selected highly cited journals of American Physical Society (APS) as reflected in the Web of Science (WoS) database. During 2004-2018, India placed 11th rank having 4.6% contribution and Indian scientists published total 9,823 research articles including 50.98% international collaboration. The Physical Review D (PRD) journal published majority of Indian authored articles which also get larger citations impact and developed European countries like USA, Germany and France were the leading collaborating countries. Maximum articles received citations in the range of ≥1 – <10 and only 194 articles attracted at least 100 or more citations. It is also found that the Indian scientists involved in high energy physics produced significant research articles under international collaborative experimental groups like ALICE, ATLAS, STAR etc to share cost, infrastructure and capabilities. The study will be helpful for policy makers and scientists in identifying Indian researchers’ publication pattern in the selected APS journals of repute.