Nuclear Power Generation Research: A Scientometric Analysis

Nuclear Power Generation Research: A Scientometric Analysis

M. N. Venkatesh (Anna Centenary Library, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7125-4.ch010


Nuclear technology uses the energy released by splitting the atoms of certain elements. Nuclear power provides over 11% of the world's electricity as continuous, reliable base-load power, without carbon dioxide emissions. Today, the world produces as much electricity from nuclear energy as it did from all sources combined in the early years of nuclear power. Scientometrics is the quantitative study of the disciplines of science based on published literature and communication. This could include identifying the emerging areas of scientific research, examining the development of research over time, or geographic and organizational distributions of research. In the present study, the authors have done the scientometrics analysis of nuclear power generation research, a significant growing area in the knowledge-driven world. This study aims to measure the research productivity of nuclear power generation (NPG) in international and national level contributions of publication output.
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Review Of Literature

Teli and Maity (2015) have analyzed the growth pattern of Higgs Boson literature during 2005-2014. The Scopus database has used to retrieve relevant data. Identified 4359 records contributed worldwide. The distribution of publications based on the year of production, country wise productivity, document type of the publications, Major subject categories, authors whose contribution is in the maximum level were studied. In India, the research in this field is infantile stage. The lacking on the contribution may be due to non- availability of international collaboration.

Sangam and Bagalkoti (2015) have analyzed the study of academic rankings of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredited 50 Indian Universities output of publications in India extracted from Scopus database. This study explores that, 108666 papers during the study period 2001-2010. The average output is 2173 papers, in comparison the largest Number of papers 6533 (6.01%) was published by Jadavapur University, followed by Banaras Hindu University 6249 (5.75%). A total 336027 citations received, with an average citation per paper as 3.09. Utkal University scored highest average (9.23). According to collaboration, Anna University (7.22%) stands in the top place. This study provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of a university, ranking schemes based on its methodological issues, and impacts on society. The rankings are used in policy and academic discussions.

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Authorship Pattern: Authorship studies also descriptive bibliometric studies focused on authorship patterns. They describe author characteristics and authorship of articles and degree of collaboration of a specific group of authors. The starting point in an authorship study was to select a group of publications.

Nuclear Energy: In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together to form a larger atom. This is how the sun produces energy. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy. Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to produce electricity.

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