IntechOpen Regional Research Spotlight Series - India

July 16, 2015

IntechOpen Regional Research Spotlight Series focuses on highlighting fruitful and successful collaborations developed by our team with particular countries and its notable scientists, researchers institutions and companies actively involved in the field of STM. IntechOpen is proud to have worked with many international editors and authors throughout the years and with the Spotlight Series our goal is to say thank you to some of our international partners whom we also met in person.

Among these partners we find institutions and collaborators located in India, a country that has seen a 115% increase in output of Web of Science papers (2003 - 2012). This change that occurred over the last decade pushed India's science communities towards novel opportunities in terms of visibility of their research output as well as access to international science hubs and a worldwide readership.

In this view, IntechOpen has been on the forefront of leveraging its Indian editors and authors' published content as well as promoting InTech's publications by international scientists locally via Indian-based book representatives. To find out more about our activities and collaborations with this country, we invite you to read our report below.

Our Indian Authors and Editors

IntechOpen has published more than 1,080 authors and more than 110 books with editors from India, covering a diverse range of topics within the STM field.

These authors and editors are currently employed by some of the most prestigious Indian universities. Most collaborations were established with authors from the following institutions:

  • Banaras Hindu University
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of Technology
  • Jadavpur Universit
  • National Chemical Laboratory
  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Calcutta
  • University of Madras

Notable Collaboration

InTech has collaborated with Dr. Vinod Gupta, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, (Book chapter "Syntheses of Carbon Nanotube-Metal Oxides Composites; Adsorption and Photo-degradation", published in the book "Carbon Nanotubes - From Research to Applications", book edited by Stefano Bianco, ISBN 978-953-307-500-6, Published: July 20, 2011) India whose has been classified by Thomson Reuters as a researcher whose work is considered to be most frequently acknowledged by peers.

Highly Cited Books and Editors from India

Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics

  • Edited by Bishnu Pal,
  • ISBN 978-953-7619-82-4, 690 pages,
  • Published: 01 February, 2010
  • Times cited (Web of Science): 101
  • All chapters downloaded 182704 times

Biomimetics Learning from Nature

  • Edited by Amitava Mukherjee,
  • ISBN 978-953-307-025-4, 542 pages
  • Published: 01 March, 2010
  • Times cited (Web of Science): 52
  • All chapters downloaded 202,439 times


  • Edited by Ashok Kumar,
  • ISBN 978-953-7619-86-2, 450 pages
  • Published: 01 February, 2010
  • Times cited (Web of Science): 34
  • All chapters downloaded 199,629 times

Crystalline Silicon - Properties and Uses

  • Edited by Sukumar Basu,
  • ISBN 978-953-307-587-7, 356 pages
  • Published: 27 July, 2011
  • Times cited (Web of Science): 28
  • All chapters downloaded 85,857 times

Microwave Heating

  • Edited by Usha Chandra,
  • ISBN 978-953-307-573-0, 382 pages
  • Published: 27 July, 2011
  • Times cited (Web of Science): 20
  • All chapters downloaded 84,639 times

Highly Cited Book Chapter and Authors from India

Book Chapter: "Microwave Absorption and EMI Shielding Behavior of Nanocomposites Based on Intrinsically Conducting Polymers, Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes"

Published in: New Polymers for Special Applications,

  • Authors: Parveen Saini and Manju Arora
  • Affiliation: Conducting Polymers and Graphene Technology Group,Polymeric & Soft Materials Section,Materials Physics and Engineering Division,CSIR-National Physical Laboratory(CSIR-NPL)
  • Edited by Ailton De Souza Gomes,
  • ISBN 978-953-51-0744-6, 366 pages
  • Cited in WOS: 26
  • Cited in GS: 16
  • Most Cited Journal Articles and Authors from India

Journal Article: "Preparation of Silica Nanoparticles and Its Beneficial Role in Cementitious Materials"

  • Published in: Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Regular Paper
  • Authors: L. P. Singh, S. K. Agarwal, S. K. Bhattacharyya, U. Sharma, S. Ahalawat
  • Affiliation: CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), India

Journal Article: "Magnetic Properties of Fe and Ni Doped SnO2 Nanoparticles"

  • Published in: Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Regular Paper
  • Authors: Aditya Sharma1, Mayora Varshney1 , Shalendra Kumar2 , K.D.Verma1 and Ravi Kumar3
  • Affiliation:
  • [1] Material Science Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, S.V.College, India
  • [2] School of Nano & Advance Materials Engineering, Changwon National University, Republic of Korea
  • [3] Centre for Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, India

Visit to India

With the goal to strengthen our collaboration with the Indian science community, our team visited New Delhi and held the following meetings:

  • CSIR-National Physical Laboratory(CSIR-NPL) with Dr Parveen Saini
  • National Institute of Plant Genome Research with Dr V.K. Sharma
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with Dr Sagnik Dey
  • University Science Instrumentation Centre with Dr Shatendra K Sharma

Representation in the Region

To make our books available across India and promote both our Indian and other renowned international scientists published by IntechOpen, we teamed up with CBS Publishers & Distributors. CBS is an Indian-based company established more than 30 years ago and with a long-lasting tradition of promoting quality science publications across a wide network of distribution in the country.

Future Events

Throughout 2015 and 2016 IntechOpen and CBS will be participating to the following local book fairs:

The Book Department welcomes projects, publications and partnerships involving India based science communities as part of its mission to promote their latest research efforts and applications internationally.