Global assessment of fossil fuels research output: a scientometric study

International Journal of Development Research

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Global assessment of fossil fuels research output: a scientometric study

Indrani, M. and Dr. Murugan, C.


This paper has made an attempt to identify the characteristic features of scholarly publications in the field of fossil fuels at global level using scientometric analysis. For analysis, the data was gathered through Web of Science (WoS) database from Clarivate Analytics previously Thomas Reuters. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of research activities at the global level on the subject for the period from 1989 to 2016 (28 years) describing various aspects of research output. This paper tries to focus on the various parameters of Fossil fuels literature output in terms of articles, reviews, proceedings papers, editorial materials, meeting abstracts, news items, book chapters, letters, book reviews, notes, corrections, data papers, retracted publications, reprints, discussion and bibliography. This paper which has evaluated the literature output of fossil fuels includes year wise growth rate of articles, document and language wise distribution, top ten subject, top ten leading authors of publications, International collaboration; Institution based collaboration, ranking of top ten journals, and productive research areas in the field of fossil fuels during the period of study.

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