Scientometric Analysis of Air Pollution Research Publications from SCOPUS Database During 2014-2018

Abstract

Author(s): Murugan S, Natarajan N.O, Govindasamy M, Vivekanandhan S

The present study analyzes the air pollution research publications are contributed in the SCOPUS online database during the period from 2014 to 2018 with 37394 research publications. This study analyzes the year wise growth of publications, top 10 authors contributions, document types, authorship pattern, authors contribution, degree of collaboration and top ten country wise distributions. During the study period, it is identified that maximum number of 8723 (23.33%) research publications are contributed in the year 2017, top ranking author is Koutrakis P with 129 (13.89%) research publications, maximum of 26997 (72.20 %) research publications are contributed by articles. Maximum of 6035 (16.14 %) publications are contributed by three authors, Average author per paper is 3.82 author’s and average paper per author is 0.26 publications, average degree of collaboration is 0.91 and maximum of 9042 (29.39%) research publications are contributed by the United States. 

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