ISSN: 2249 - 0213

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Mapping the Research Collaboration of India and China: A Scientometric Study

The trend of Indian collaboration with China was evaluated on the basis of research articles indexed in Web of Science (WoS)-Science Citation Index Expanded online database for twenty years’ period from 1994 to 2013. There were 500404 articles retrieved on India as indexed in WoS database for the period, out of which 5062 (1.01%) articles have been in collaboration with China. A maximum of 814 (16.08%) articles have been indexed in 2013 against 17 (0.38%) in 1994 in collaboration. The trend of research articles in collaboration was assessed by analyzing; annual output of research articles in collaboration, growth trend of the publications, top ranked institutions, subject dispersion, top ranked journals, year-wise output of citing publications, country-wise individual share in citing collaborated research articles, major subject areas in citing articles, major journals published citing publications, top institutions of citing authors, etc. The study may be useful to subject specialists, analysts, researchers, students, policy makers, administrators and faculty of both the countries to look into effective collaborations in the research.

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