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Mapping of Research Output of Animal Science Division in ICAR

Library Herald Year : 2013, Volume : 51, Issue : 1 First page : ( 50) Last page : ( 65) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Mapping of Research Output of Animal Science Division in ICAR

Tripathi Harish Kumar*, Raj Hans*, Kumar Suresh** *Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, New Delhi **CSIR-National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi. E mail: hktripathi@icar.org.in

Abstract The paper presents an analysis of the 1610 scientific papers produced by 18 animal science research institutes of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) during April 2009-March 2010. These publications appeared as journal articles (1039), conference papers (360), book chapters (171) and books (40). Of the 1039 journal articles, 62% were published in Indian journals and 38% in foreign journals. Among the foreign journals, scientists preferred to publish in journals originated from USA, The Netherlands and UK. The analysis indicates that maximum number of articles were published in the Indian Journal of Animal Sciences (16%) followed by Indian Veterinary Journal (12%). The major research focus is on agriculture breeding and genetics followed by animal disease and pathology, animal physiology, and animal health and nutrition. The authorship pattern revealed that collaborative research contribution accounted for 1543 papers indicating a tendency among authors to work in teams. The analysis also indicates that IVRI (Indian Veterinary Research Institute), CIRG (Central Institute for Research on Goats) and NDRI (National Dairy Research Institute) with 351, 230 and 202 contributions respectively are the most productive institutions among the ICAR system in the discipline of animal science. The study also tests the applicability of Lotka's law of author productivity and Bradford's law of scattering.

Keywords Bibliometrics, Animal Science, Scientific Output, Bibliometric Analysis, ICAR, Research Evaluation,Tripathi Harish Kumar, Raj Hans, Kumar Suresh.

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