Praveen Sharma

National Science Communication Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States

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Publications (5)10.17 Total impact

  • M. M. S. Karki, K. C. Garg, Praveen Sharma
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    ABSTRACT: The paper investigates Indian organic chemistry research activity during 1971–1989 using Chemical Abstracts. It attempts at quantification of national contribution to world efforts, and identify areas of relative strengths and weaknesses. Also models the growth of Indian organic chemistry output to world organic chemistry output as a whole and in sub-fields where the activity index for the world and India are similar.
    Scientometrics 01/2000; 49(2):279-288. · 2.27 Impact Factor
  • Suresh Kumar, Praveen Sharma, K.C. Garg
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    ABSTRACT: The present study aims at determining the applicability of Lotka's law, negative binomial distribution and lognormal distribution for institutional productivity, in the same way as it is to authors and their productivity in the field of engineering sciences and the patents filed by industrial firms in laser S&T. The study indicates that non of the three distributions are applicable for institutional productivity in engineering sciences. However, Lotka's law holds good for full as well as truncated set of data for the patents filed by industrial firms.
    Information Processing & Management 11/1998; · 1.07 Impact Factor
  • Ashok Jain, K. C. Garg, Praveen Sharma, Suresh Kumar
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    ABSTRACT: The paper assesses impact of Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) funding in chemical sciences during 1976–1989 using scientometric techniques. Other indicators like awards won, fellowship to prestigious academies, membership to editorial boards received by the project investigators, Ph.D. degrees awarded, collaborations established and new courses introduced due to SERC funding have also been analyzed. The study indicates that activity index of research out put in various frontier areas of chemical sciences have gone up despite a decrease in Indian activity index in these areas. The growth pattern of papers for “Organometallic and Organometalloidal Compounds” are similar for India and world. Contribution of SERC's project investigators in high impact factor (≥2) journals and the citations received by the papers published by them are higher than Indian contributions in chemical sciences. The SERC funding has resulted in a three fold increase in the number of Ph.D. degrees awarded in chemical sciences and SERC project investigators have won many prestigious awards, fellowship to academies and membership of the editorial board of the journals. The SERC funded research has also resulted in new courses at various universities.
    Scientometrics 02/1998; 41(3):357-370. · 2.27 Impact Factor
  • K. C. Garg, Praveen Sharma, Lalita Sharma
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    ABSTRACT: Based on the data of growth of literature in the field of solar power, the present paper investigates the stage of evolution at which the scattering of articles over journals is similar to Bradford's curve, i.e. the stage at which Bradford's law is valid. Traces the related changes that take place in the size and elements of the core during the evolution and growth of literature. The study reveals that a curve similar to Bradford's curve is obtained when the field matures. The finding has been supported with the help of a simple mathematical model.
    Scientometrics 06/1993; 27(2). · 2.27 Impact Factor
  • K. C. Garg, Praveen Sharma
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    ABSTRACT: An analysis of the output of the literature scanned in Engineering Index during 1970–84 on solar power research indicates that the growth of the literature had been vigorous after the energy crisis in 1973 till 1982. The number of papers at conferences are quite close to the number of references in journals. The area of solar collectors and solar cells has received maximum attention. Publication output of literature by different countries follows the trend in basic sciences with USA being the major producer. The research activity became global after the energy crisis. Performance of the developed countries is low in some fields of solar power.
    Scientometrics 01/1991; 21(2):147-157. · 2.27 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

31 Citations
10.17 Total Impact Points


  • 2000
    • National Science Communication Institute
      Seattle, Washington, United States
  • 1993
    • National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies
      New Dilli, NCT, India
  • 1991
    • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
      Mohali, Punjab, India