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Assessing the Research Performances of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs):

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 226) Last page : ( 244) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00034.8

Assessing the Research Performances of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs): A Scientometric Exploration of 15 Years Contribution

Mondal Dhiman*, Prof. Chakrabarti Biplab** *Librarian, Ananda Mohan College, Kolkata-700009, India **Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India Abstract The study presents the scientific research contribution of the faculty members of selected IISERs for the last 15 years period, 2006–2020 as covered in the Web of Science (WoS) database. The faculty members produced 10,494 journal articles comprising a 35.1% share of internationally collaborated articles. The retrieved articles were interpreted in terms of chronological distribution, collaboration trend, emphasis areas, scholarly communication channels, participating institutions, collaborating countries, keywords and citations impact. The IISER Pune contributed the largest share of 30.67%of articles followed by IISER Kolkata registering a 28.81% share. The present collaboration scenario strongly stresses more inter-level collaboration among IISERs. Besides, physics and chemistry were the most productive research areas of IISERs. The publishing outputs demand more priority on other areas of fundamental sciences as well and the study may be helpful to policymakers/funding agencies in determining the allocation of resources to IISERs for strengthening research infrastructure in enhancing more quality research. Keywords Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Research Performances, Publications, Scientometrics, India.