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India-Middle East Collaboration in S&T: An Analysis Through Co-authored Publications, 1996–2000

Library Herald Year : 2004, Volume : 42, Issue : 4 First page : ( 309) Last page : ( 323) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. India-Middle East Collaboration in S&T: An Analysis Through Co-authored Publications, 1996–2000

Gupta B M1, Dhawan S M, Osareh Farideh 1National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, Dr KS Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012, India. † National Physical Laboratory, Dr KS Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012, India. ‡Department of Library & Information Science, Shahid Chamran University, Ahwaz, Iran

Abstract The paper studies the India's collaboration with Middle East countries in S&T during the period 1996–2000, using the co-authored publications output as the base. The collaboration is under two broad streams, bilateral and multilateral. The study analyses the co-authored papers by main fields and sub-fields and the impact of such collaboration in different fields of S&T. The paper identifies the major institutions involved in collaborative research in the two countries. The study reveals the extent of commonality of subject interests between India and Middle East countries.

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