International Scientific Collaboration in India: 2005-2014

Barbara S. Lancho Barrantes, Swapan Deoghuria

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Scientific papers including international collaboration could have a positive citation impact because of two diverse reasons: their links are extended and higher expectations in terms of prestige and quality are produced. India is emerging as the Asian giant because of its steady growth in the last few years, and it ranked sixth in terms of scientific production during 2014. Consequently, the interest of the traditionally established countries to collaborate with Indian scientists is arousing. In this study, we have tried to throw light on the impact of international scientific collaboration in the research output of India. International scientific collaboration and its impact differ among nations. We have selected India for this work because it has registered one of the highest growth rates with regards to scientific production (being ranked ninth during 2005-2014). In addition, it seems very remarkable to find out that India’s international collaboration percentage is reasonably less than the one registered by other countries which produce less. This study will be focused on the case of India in order to analyze how this country behaves concerning scientific collaboration between 2005 and 2014. As no analogous studies have been previously carried out, many motivating conclusions could come out.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & 16th COLLNET Meeting November 26-28, 2015, New Delhi, India
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2015


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