Uzun A, "National patterns of research output and priorities in renewable energy" Energy Policy 30(2):131-136 January 2002

Eugene Garfield garfield at CODEX.CIS.UPENN.EDU
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ALI UZUN : azun at

TITLE: National patterns of research output and priorities
        in renewable energy

JOURNAL:ENERGY POLICY  30 (2): 131-136 JAN 2002
Document type: Article         Language: English        Times Cited: 0

 The data on publication output of 25 major countries in nine
subjects (see Appendix A, and 2 for the names of the countries, and the
details of the nine subjects respectively) of renewable energy were
compiled from the CD-ROM versions of the Science Citation Index (SCI) and
Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) databases for two time-spans: indexing
years: 1996-1997 and 1998-1999.  The period of two years is considered as
minimum essential to smoothen, as far as possible, the year-to-year
fluctuations in the publication output of individual countries in different
subjects.  These countries are selected on the basis of their publication
output in 1998-1999.

The CD-ROMs were scanned through the "abstract-word search field" to
compile the data.  SCI and SSCI databases have  been used frequently in
recent years as a bibliometric tool for cross-national comparisons of
publication profiles in different fields (Moed et al., 1995; Braun et al,
1995; Uzun, 1996; Bhattacharya, 1997)."

This paper attempts to compare the research Output and priorities of 25
major Countries in renewable energy research. The main objective is to
assess the research priorities of the major countries in frontier areas
subjects of renewable energy using some bibliometric measures based on
renewable energy literature. Subjects of high activity and Subjects of low
activity are identified for two time periods ( 1996-1997 and 1998 1999).
Our findings, show that the output of publications including articles.
reviews. letters, notes, editorials, and book reviews of India, Greece, and
Belgium declined between 1996-1997 and 1998 1999. All measures indicate
that in the USA all subjects of renewable energy received more or less the
same priority, The rest of the countries had differentiated high- or low-
priority profiles in different subjects. Among the main research subjects
of renewable energy only photovoltaic technology (PV) had a fairly
homogenous profile for all countries. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All
rights reserved.

Author Keywords:
renewable energy, research output, research priority

KeyWords Plus:

Uzun A, Middle E Tech Univ, Dept Phys, TR-06531 Ankara, Turkey
Middle E Tech Univ, Dept Phys, TR-06531 Ankara, Turkey


IDS Number:

Cited Author            Cited Work                Volume      Page     Year
 BARRE R               SCI TECHNOLOGY STUDI           5        32      1987
 BHATTACHARYA S        JERUSALEM ISRAEL                         1      1997
 BRAUN T               SCIENTOMETRICS                33       263      1995
 FRAME JD              INTERSCIENCIA                  2       143      1977
 MOED HF               SCIENTOMETRICS                33       381      1995
 OJASOO T              NATURE                        70       172      1994
 UZUN A                INT INF LIBR REV              30       169      1998
 UZUN A                SCIENTOMETRICS                36       259      1996
 VANDEVEN AH           MANAING ASSESSING OR                            1984

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