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NPG Released Nature Publishing Index 2014: IIT’ S Publications

Nature Publishing Index 2014: here

“The Nature Index tracks the affiliations of high-quality scientific articles. Updated monthly, the Nature Index presents recent research outputs by institution and country. Use the Nature Index to interrogate publication patterns and to benchmark research performance.”


The growing contribution to science of Chinese institutions such as Chinese Academy of Sciences is one striking pattern revealed in the recently launched Nature Index. High quality science outputs of 20,000 institutions worldwide can now be easily analysed with the new Nature Index. A freely accessible website is available at and to celebrate this beta release, the Nature Index 2014 Global is published as a supplement to Nature.

The Nature Index database tracks the author affiliations of nearly 60,000 high quality scientific articles published per year, disambiguating over 20,000 research institutions worldwide. The database is compiled by Nature Publishing Group in collaboration with Digital Science.

Articles included in the Nature Index are drawn from 68 natural science journals, identified by researchers as where they would choose to publish their best work. The journals were selected by two independent panels of active scientists, chaired by Professor John Morton (University College London) and Dr Yin-Biao Sun (Kings College, London). More than 2,800 responses to a large-scale survey were used to validate the selections. Nature Publishing Group estimates that these 68 journals account for about 30 percent of total citations to natural science journals.

A rolling 12-month snapshot of data from the Nature Index is openly available under a Creative Commons license at, so that users can analyse scientific research outputs themselves. On the index website, an institution’s output of articles can be viewed across the 12-month data window and by broad subject area. International and domestic collaborations are also shown for each institution. A fractional count indicates an institution’s contribution to an article, taking into account the percentage of authors from an institution (or country) and the number of affiliated institutions per article.
Coverage: 1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014 ( This is a beta release of the Nature Index )


IIT’s (A-Z):

  1. IIT Bhubaneswar(21)
  2. IIT Bombay(81)
  3. IIT Delhi(33)
  4. IIT Gandhinagar(3)
  5. IIT Guwahati(44)
  6. IIT Hyderabad(4)
  7. IIT Indore(21)
  8. IIT Kanpur(51)
  9. IIT Kharagpur(24)
  10. IIT Madras(39)
  11. IIT Mandi(2)
  12. IIT Patna (name not found)
  13. IIT Rajasthan (No research outputs available)
  14. IIT Roorkee (4)
  15. IIT Ropar (3)

IISc (150)


Animated Research Tutorial:Rutgers Riot

Rutgers Riot Animated Research Tutorial

 Rutgers’ Riot is an animated research tutorial. It plays like a five part animated movie. Each part of the movie features characters explaining an aspect of the research process. The five parts are selecting a topic, finding sources, choosing keywords, identifying citations, and evaluating sources. There are text documents available to accompany the videos.

five modules:

MODULE 1: Selecting a Topic

When picking a topic, focus on a specific question by applying limiters. Limiters narrow the topic by making it more specific.


  • Time period
  • Geography/location
  • Population

Google or Wikipedia can be useful in the early stages of research, to help you learn more about the area you want to research so you can pick a specific topic. Just remember that this is only the first step in your research.

MODULE 2: Finding Sources

Primary sources are original works written, created, or produced during the particular time under study.


  • Original documents: autobiographies, letters, diaries, memoirs, speeches, interviews, official records, news film footage, photographs, research reports, research data
  • Creative Works: paintings, sculpture, poetry, novels, musical scores
  • Artifacts:  clothing, tools, buildings, weapons, fossils

Secondary sources rely on primary sources for information.


  • First-hand analysis: Interpretations, evaluations, commentaries, or discussion of primary sources

Tertiary sources are yet one more level removed from the primary source and generally refer to tools for finding primary and second sources.


  • Indexes, databases, and bibliographies
  • Library online catalogs
  • Dictionaries and encyclopedias


For more details :

Source: and  Stephen blog

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