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Scientific publications by Bangladeshi researchers in 2012

2013-01-01 22:16:33

Altogether 2281 documents were published from Bangladesh (as affiliation country) which is 49 documents less than 2011 and 71 more than 2010, though.


These documents include article, conference paper, review, letter, erratum, note, editorial and short survey.  No book was published in this year which could be found in Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database

 

 

 Fig: Number and percent of different types of documents

 

 

Top ten Journals

The documents were published in over 160 journals and conference papers.  Top ten Journals   and number of articles are shown in the following  table

Serial No

Source tittle

Number of documents

1

2012 International conference on informatics, electronics and vision Iciev 2012

152

2

Proceedings of second international conference on  the development of renewable energy Icdret 2012

48

3

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science

24

4

Journal of Medicine

24

5

Journal of Medicine Bangladesh

20

6

Understanding the geological and medical interface of Arsenic as 2012 4 th International congress Arsenic in the Environment

19

7

Plos One

18

8

Lecture notes in Computer science including subseries  Lecture notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture notes in Bioinformatics

17

9

Journal  of Health Population and Nutrition

16

10

Bangladesh Journal of Botany

15

11

Advanced material research

15

12

Astrophysics and Space science

15

 

  

 Top ten Authors

Around 200 authors published at least 5 articles.  Top ten authors   by number of publication are shown in the following figure  

  

  

Top ten collaborative countries

 

The data shows that Bangladeshi researchers are either working  in or in collaboration with 110 countries including Israeli researchers with whom we have 4 documents published in medical sciences.  However, top ten countries are wide scattered from North American countries to Europe to Eastern Japan to South eastern Malaysia to our neighbour India.

  

 

Top Ten Research Institutes

Bangladeshi researchers doing research in over 150 universities/ institutes throughout the world published those articles.  University of Dhaka has published highest 308 and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has published 230 documents.  Among top 10 institutes, only ICDDR, B is the only non-university research institutes which have published 152 documents. University Putra Malaysia has captured 9th position with 62 documents which means that a large number of Bangladeshi researchers are doing research having relation with this university in one or other forms, either working there or in collaboration with this university. From the number  of publications, it may seem University of Dhaka  is the top publisher. But if we take the number of teachers who voted in the recent teacher's union election (more than 1300 while total teacher is more than 1500),  then there is one(1) publication  against four teachers. On the other hand, against 500 teachers, BUET has published 230 documents. That is, there is more than  1 publications against two teachers.  So  instead of total number, we should find out density of publications against faculties in different institutes. 

 

Subject Area of Publication:

 

The top area in which highest number of documents has been published is  medicine (559). Then in engineering (463) and third top area is Agriculture and biosciences.  Though these numbers comply with top journals as out of ten top journals, three are Journal of Medicine; does it reflect our national priority?   What is or should be the national priority research area of Bangladesh, Agriculture, Energy or Health/Medicine?  Does Bangladesh have any priority area of research in her science policy? Does this statistics reflect our priority?  These questions should be widely and deeply discussed as we have huge population but limited ability to invest in research.

 

 

 This is not the complete picture of scientific  publications by Bangladeshi researchers  from home and abroad as there are lot many publications in local journals which are not indexed  with scopus. However, from this analysis we can get a  significant  view of our research performance of Bangladeshi researcher  affilitated with Bangladesh, working at home or in Abroad. 

  

 Comparative data from SAARC countries  has  interesting point of research 


 

Scientific documents published by Neighbouring countries of Bangladesh


                                      2011               2012


India                             91232              83563


Pakistan                          8672                7717


Bangladesh                      2330                2281


Nepal                                646                 562


Sri Lanka                            872                 780


Bhutan                                 45                  33


Maldives                               17                  20


Myanmer                             159                  91


Afghanistan                           84                  81


 

Only Maldives have published more scientific documents in 2012 than in 2011 though number is very poor.

 

Why this declining trend in this region? A good point for research.



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