, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 333–342 | Cite as

A scientometric assessment of research output in nanoscience and nanotechnology: Pakistan perspective



In this study we present an analysis of the research trends in Pakistan in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Starting with just seven publications in the year 2000, this number has steadily increased to 542 for the year 2011. Among the top 15 institutions with publications in nanotechnology 13 are universities and only two are R&D organizations. Almost 35 % of the research publications are in the field of material sciences followed by chemistry and physics in that order. The growth in the publications for period 2000–2011 is studied through relative growth rate and doubling time. The authorship pattern is measured by different collaboration parameters, like collaborative index, degree of collaboration, collaboration coefficient and modified collaboration coefficient. Finally the quality of papers is assessed by means of the h-index, g-index, hg-index and p-index.


Bibliometric Relative growth rate Degree of collaboration Nanoscience Nanotechnology 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Preston Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (PINSAT)IslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Center of NanotechnologyKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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