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Citation analysis to reconstruct the dynamics of Antarctic ozone hole research and formulation of the Montreal Protocol

Persson, O and Dastidar, Prabir G (2013) Citation analysis to reconstruct the dynamics of Antarctic ozone hole research and formulation of the Montreal Protocol. Current Sciences, 104 (7). pp. 835-840.

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Abstract

The ozone layer acts like a shield in safeguarding the Earth by preventing the harmful ultraviolet radiations from entering into the atmosphere. Reported damage to the ozone layer in 1985 was a significant milestone in Antarctic science research. The research work played a significant role in generating international socio-political debate on this great environmental crisis. This article aims to reconstruct the intellectual developments in the field an d identify important scientific events which contributed to the formulation of the world’s most successful multilate ral treaty, the Mont-real Protocol. The dynamics of the research field was mapped us ing a newly developed indicator – weighted direct citations (WDC). The WDC value indicates intellectual closeness between two citations in terms of co-citations and shared references. Direct citati ons were weighted with shared references and co-citations to derive WDC values. An attempt was made to decompose the citation network of articles to identify significant activity layers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyrights of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibexcel, ozone hole, policy research, protocol, scientometrics, weighted direct citation.
Subjects: Others
Depositing User: Administrator ePrints@MoES
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 10:45
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/608

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