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Scientometric analysis of Nature Nanotechnology

Bakthavachalam Elango (IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 6 March 2017




The aim of this study is to examine the bibliometric characteristics of literature published in Nature Nanotechnology in the first 10 years (2006-2015). Yearly output, impact factor (IF) changes, document type, top authors, institutes and countries, most cited articles were examined.


The bibliographic records related to Nature Nanotechnology were retrieved from SCIE of Web of Science. Various software tools such as HistCite, Sci2 tool, intcoll.exe and CitNetExplorer were used.


The results reveals that 55 per cent of publications were citable articles; average number of authors per article was 4.57; 136 per cent increase in impact factor and reviews received highest citations per paper. Harvard University had most number of publications, whereas University of Cambridge had highest CPP among the most productive institutes. Almost 50 per cent of publications were contributed by authors from the USA; 1 per cent of total publications received more than 1,000 citations.


Scientometric analysis of high impact journals has been carried out in very few. Hence, the results of the present study will be useful to compare with low impact journals.



Elango, B. (2017), "Scientometric analysis of Nature Nanotechnology", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 34 No. 1, pp. 23-30.



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