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H.J. Bhabha: a case study of synchronous references

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Quantitative analysis of the events of synchronous references in the research papers followed throughout the publishing career of an individual scientist revealed interesting highlights on the knowledge-generating-system. In the case study of Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the first quinquennium and fifth quinquennium of his research career had low self-references; the third quinquennium and the fourth quinquennium had moderate self-references; whereas the second quinquennium had the highest number of self-references. The two major clusters of self-references occurring during the second and third quinquenniums were indicators of active periods of knowledge-generating and faster communications.

Keywords: author self-citations, bibliometrics, knowledge embryology, HJ Bhabha, nuclear knowledge generating system, intellectual output, publication productivity, scholarly communications, synchronous self-citations, temporal profile, self-references

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