Grant winners: Hot Papers from India

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators database, 1 January 1999-31 August 2009

December 31, 2009

Grant winners: Hot Papers from India
RankPaper Author(s) JournalCitations
1Overview No. 144: mechanical behaviour of amorphous alloys %3Cbr /%3EChristopher A. Schuh, Todd C. Hufnagel and Upadrasta Ramamurty. Acta Materialia, 55(12): 4067-4109, July 2007 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Johns Hopkins University; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) 186
2Crystal engineering: a holistic view%3Cbr /%3EGautam R. Desiraju. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 46(44): 8342-8356, 2007 (University of Hyderabad) 114
3Pi-organogels of self-assembled p-phenylenevinylenes: Soft materials with distinct size, shape, and functions%3Cbr /%3EAyyappanpillai Ajayaghosh and Vakayil K. Praveen, Accounts of Chemical Research, 40(8): 644-656, August 2007 (CSIR, Trivandrum) 112
4Supramolecular gelling agents: can they be designed%3F %3Cbr /%3EParthasarathi Dastidar, Chemical Society Reviews, 37(12): 2699-15, 2008 (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta) 17
5Biological activities of curcumin and its analogues (Congeners) made by man and Mother Nature, %3Cbr /%3EPreetha Anand, Sherin G. Thomas, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara et al, Biochemical Pharmacology, 76(11): 1590-1611, Special issue, 1 December 2008, (University of Texas M.%u2009D. Anderson Cancer Center; Univer­sity of Kerala; Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad) 16
6Wastewater treatment using low-cost activated carbons derived from agricultural byproducts: a case study %3Cbr /%3EDinesh Mohan, Kunwar R. Singh and Vinod K. Singh Journal of Hazardous Materials, 152(3): 1045-1053, 15 April 2008 (Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow) 12
7Neural networks and statistical techniques: a review of applications%3Cbr /%3EMukta Paliwal and Usha A. Kumar Expert Systems with Applications, 36(1): 2-17, January 2009 (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay) 8
8Boundary value problems for multi-term fractional differential equations %3Cbr /%3EVarsha Daftardar-Gejii and Sachin Bhalekar, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 345(2): 754-765, 15 September 2008 (University of Pune) 8
9An iterative scheme for equilibrium problems and fixed point problems of strict pseudo-contraction mappings %3Cbr /%3EL.-C. Ceng, S. Al-Homidan, Q.%u2009H. Ansari et al, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 223(2): 967-974, 15 January 2009 (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; Shanghai Normal University; Aligarh Muslim University) 6
10Mn-doped ZnO nanocrystalline thin films prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis %3Cbr /%3EPreetam Singh, Ajay Kaushal and Davinder Kaur Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 471(1-2): 11-15, 5 March 2009 (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) 4
Hot papers are defined as those published within the past two years that, for their field and age (in terms of bimonthly cohorts), have been exceptionally highly cited (ranking in the top 0.1 per cent by citations received). Typically, if a paper is cited at such frequency so quickly after publication, it tends to continue to receive citations and goes on to qualify as a highly cited paper. In other words, the citation momentum continues.

The table above lists hot papers from India published from 2007 to 2009. India’s traditional focus on and strength in chemistry, materials science and mathematics is evident in this brief listing.

India’s output of research articles published in the internationally influential journals indexed by Thomson Reuters has risen significantly in the past decade. Citation impact for the nation has also improved (“India’s new millennium in science,” Science Watch, September/October 2008,

In particular, Thomson Reuters has detected an increasing percentage of India’s research output that can be defined as highly cited (papers that rank in the top 1 per cent by citations for their field and year of publication). A decade ago, about 0. per cent of India’s papers were identified as highly cited, whereas recently that percentage stood at 0.50 per cent. As a share of the world’s highly cited papers, India currently produces

1 per cent of such reports. See

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