A SCIENTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION RESEARCH: A STUDY
Author(s): M.N. VENKATESAN, DR. S. THANUSKODI
This paper attempts to analyze quantitatively the growth and development of nuclear power generation in global terms of publication output as reflected in Web of Science (WOS) database during 1980 to 2013. A total of 2016 papers were published by the researchers in various domains; in the Research areas Nuclear Science Technology topped with 836 documents (41%) were published, most of them are Journal article as document type with 1851(92%) and the most preferred journals were Nuclear Engineering Design with 117(6%). Among 417 contributed institutions from 34 various countries, Korea Atom Energy Research Institute ranked first with 31(2%) papers. The Country based analysis USA ranked 1st with 512 records (25%) publications followed by Germany 11% and India ranked 12th with 51(3%) records. Among the total 628 authors, Lior N topped with10 articles and the Year wise analysis showed that Nuclear Power Generation papers gradually increased with an average of 134 records per year, from the starting year 1999 with 61(3%), and 2012 topped with 242(12%) and slashed with 2013 with 214(11%).