SCIENTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF ASTROPHYSICS RESEARCH OUTPUT IN INDIA
- Scientometrices, Web of Science, Astrophysics. Histcite, Authorship pattern
Astrophysics is a branch of space science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe. Astrophysics creates physical theories of small to medium-size structures in the universe. Astrophysicists seek to understand the universe and our place in it. At NASA, the goals of astrophysics are "to discover how the universe work, explore how it began and evolved, and search for life on planets around other stars." This study analyzes the Astrophysics research output in India from the year 1989-2014. The data was downloaded from web of science database which was maintained by Thomson Reuters. The findings of the study revealed that two authors has the maximum of contribution with 3673 (28.81%) publication followed by three authors with 2875 (22.55%).