A Bibliometric Analysis of Publications on Drinking Water Research in India

Krishna S. Maraddi

University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka, India.

Yuh-Shan Ho *

Trend Research Centre, Asia University, No. 500, Lioufeng Road, Wufeng, Taichung-41354, Taiwan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Every creature on this planet needs water to survive and water is one of the most significant natural resources. A moderate attempt has been made in this study to understand the research trends in drinking water in India during the period of 1990 – 2019, based on Science Citation Index Expanded the Web of Science Core Collection by Clarivate Analysis. A total 74,277 documents were found, of which ‎68,029 research articles, in that 2903 articles were drinking water publications relating to India. The results indicated that the annual number of research articles have increased from about eight articles in early years 1990 to 269 articles in the latest year 2019. Also out of 2903 drinking water articles 2306 (79%) were country independent articles and 597 (21%) articles were internationally collaborative articles with 104 countries. The researchers used top three Web of Science categories ‘environmental sciences’, ‘water resources’ and ‘toxicology’. The study found that the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment was the most productive journal and Indian Institutes of Technology was the most productive institution among top ten most productive institutions in India.

Keywords: Scientometrics, SCI-EXPANDED, India, drinking water, environmental science

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Maraddi, Krishna S., and Yuh-Shan Ho. 2022. “A Bibliometric Analysis of Publications on Drinking Water Research in India”. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology 41 (44):24-42. https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2022/v41i444010.


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