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Citation Analysis of Doctoral Theses submitted to Bundelkhand University (Jhansi) and DHSGSU

Library Herald Year : 2013, Volume : 51, Issue : 4 First page : ( 377) Last page : ( 385) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-2469.51.4.010

Citation Analysis of Doctoral Theses submitted to Bundelkhand University (Jhansi) and Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar) in the discipline of Library and Information Science: A comparative study

Gupta Jyoti*, Khare V P** *Assistant Librarian, Mody Institute of Technology & Science (Deemed University), Lakshmangarh-Sikar (Raj.) jyoti.2829@yahoo.com **Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. khare.ved@gmail.com

Abstract The purpose of the present study is to analyze the citations appended in theses submitted to Bundelkhand University, Jhansi and Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar. The study analyses 13482 citations appended to 63 theses submitted during 1992 - 2009 to the two universities in the discipline of library and information science. Analysis of data indicates that the average rate of citation per theses is 218.6. The books obtained 1967 (71%) citations and journals 1925 (79.8%) citations in both universities. Study reveals that most of the citations were to journals published from U.S.A. The most cited journals are ILA Bulletin and IASLIC Bulletin. Pattern of citations according to time, country, ranking of core journals and nature of research have been carried out. The study will serve a useful purpose in the collection development policy of the two universities in the discipline of library and information science.

Keywords Citation ranking, Citation analysis, Bibliometrics, Bibliography, Authorship pattern,Gupta Jyoti, Khare V P.

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