A scientometric overview of collaboration pattern in global solar cell research

Dutt, Bharvi ; Nikam, Khaiser


Collaborative aspects of research publications pertaining to global solar cell research as reflected in Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E) for the years 1991, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 have been studied. Using various bibliometric indicators, the study examined the pattern of co-authorship and nature of collaboration with respect to different types of institutions, countries and prolific institutions. It also looked into impact of collaboration in terms of citations. The study observed a peculiar behaviour wherein publication from certain prolific countries and institutions emerging from domestic collaboration resulted in higher impact than those from international collaboration


Scientometrics; Collaboration; Solar cell research; Photovoltaics

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