Praveen Sharma

National Science Communication Institute, Seattle, Washington, United States

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Publications (4)5.37 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
  • 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
  • Suresh Kumar, Praveen Sharma, K. C. Garg
    Inf. Process. Manage. 01/1998; 34:775-783.
  • 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 01/1998; · 0.82 Impact Factor

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19 Citations
5.37 Total Impact Points

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  • 2000
    • National Science Communication Institute
      Seattle, Washington, United States