A scientometric study of the research performance during 2000-2009 of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Punjab-India: A case study

Amit Thapar and K.P.S. Sengar (pp. 119-140)
Discusses the research performance in the form of research publications of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, Punjab as per the Web of Science expanded version during2000-2009. The parameters studied include growth of publications and citations, national and international collaborations, subject-wise distribution of publications, citations, and collaboration rate, ranking of research and academic institutions, channels of communications, and major journals preferred by scientists of NIPER for publishing their research works. The findings indicate that in the ten years, NIPER produced 795 research papers (as per WOS database) and 99 filed patents and granted 17. It is quest to become world- class, NIPER researchers have been very selective in where they publish -81% of articles were published in ISI journals. The articles received an average of 16-17 citations per articles. Fourteen reviewed articles and research articles received more than 100 citations.