- Authors: V. Viswanathan and M. Tamizhchelvan
This study examines the Citation Impact on Authorship Pattern on Spacecrafts Research outputs. The study analyzed the Citation Impact on Single authored and Coauthored publications over a period of 40 years from 1975-2014. The data for the study was downloaded from the Scopus database. The study found that there are numerous number of 3,89,196 publications during the study period out of which 20.74% are single authored contribution and the remaining were from coauthored one. The average number of authors per publications is 3.67 and the average number of publication per author is 0.27. The average number of authors per publications is directly proportional to the increase of literature over the period of time. Collaborated publications outnumbered single authored one. There seems to be a better collaboration among the authors of the published literature, since the value of CC during the study period stood at 0.54. More number of coauthored publications attracts more number of citations than the single authored one. The Relative Citation Impact (RCI) of the single authored publications is 0.51 whereas it is 1.13 for the coauthored publications. The Related Uncitedness Index (RUI) values for the single and coauthored publications are 1.42 and 0.89 respectively.