Bibliometrics Research in India: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Publications during 2014-23


  • B. M. Gupta Formerly with CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, INDIA.
  • S. M. Dhawan Formerly with CSIR-NPL, New Delhi-110012, INDIA.
  • Ghouse Modin N. Mamdapur Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), DLIS, Mangaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.



Bibliometrics Research, India, Publications, Citation, Collaboration


Background: The present study investigates publications characteristics and trends in bibliometrics research in India using bibliometric methods. Materials and Methods: The study is based on quantitative analysis of publications contributed by India in the area of bibliometric research in 2014-23. The data for the purposes has been sourced from the Scopus database using a pre-defined search strategy. The indicators used for publications analysis include type of publication, citation count, author count, institutional affiliation count, country of origin, funding bodies, etc. Data analysis and visualization has been conducted using Microsoft Excel. Results: A total of 3402 publications were published across 1134 journals, with 5954 authors from 1238 organizations contributing to the research. India has shown a significant growth in publications, with an average annual growth rate of 36%, compared to the world's 21.35%. External funding supported 14.17% of India's research output, while international collaboration accounted for 24.98%. The leading organizations include Symbiosis International Deemed University, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur and Banaras Hindu University. The most impactful organizations are Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, South Asian University and National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. The most prolific authors are S. Kumar, B.M. Gupta and G. Pratap. Core journals in bibliometrics research include Library Philosophy and Practice, Scientometrics and Journal of Scientometric Research. Conclusion: The study concludes that India has the potential to become a global leader in bibliometrics research through increased productivity, collaborations and leveraging diverse expertise.

Collaboration network of the top 25 foreign countries with India on India’s Bibliometrics Research.




How to Cite

Gupta, B. M., S. M. Dhawan, & N. Mamdapur, G. M. . (2024). Bibliometrics Research in India: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Publications during 2014-23. Journal of Data Science, Informetrics, and Citation Studies, 3(1), 69–89.