Indian science publications making a mark

Organic Synthetic Lab der BASF in Mumbai, Indien / Organic Synthetic Lab in Mumbai, IndiaIndian scientific publications are steadily increasing in number and the country is now producing more papers per person than the world average, says a newly released report.

The International Comparative Research Base (2009-14) for India by Elsevier, released in February, shows a marked increase in the country’s performance between 2009 and 2013. In this period, the number of scholarly outputs, including research publications, increased by 68 per cent from 62,955 to 106,065 with India’s active researchers publishing an average of 14 papers per head against the world average of five.