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Bibliometrics of Cited References Appended to Ph D and M. Phil. Dissertations Submitted to AMU

Library Herald Year : 2017, Volume : 55, Issue : 4 First page : ( 503) Last page : ( 514) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2017.00039.2

Bibliometrics of Cited References Appended to Ph D and M. Phil. Dissertations Submitted to Aligarh Muslim University in the Discipline of Physics During 2010–2013

Vaidya Priya Junior Research Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Email: vaidyapriya26@gmail.com Abstract An analysis of 1626 references in 22 theses submitted to the department of physics of the Aligarh Muslim University during 2010–2013 indicates that like other disciplines of science, the journal articles were the documents cited most. Most of the cited journals were published from the advanced countries of the West and 60 cited references were to Indian journals. The journals originating from the US topped the list of cited articles. Scholars cited the current literature and Bradford's law of scattering hold good for the list of cited references with only two journals constituting the core. Most of the cited authors were from abroad, however, top three cited authors were from India.

Keywords Bibliometrics, Doctoral Dissertations, Aligarh Muslim University, Citation Analysis, Physics,Vadiya Priya.

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