A Bibliometric Analysis of Publications Published In the Journal of Documentation during 1991—2013
Uddin, Md. Nazim
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Abstract.- The scope of the journal titled ’Journal of Documentation’ is mainly information sciences, incorporating research articles, critical reviews and research reports. The bibliometric analysis of the research ournal is an attempt to measure and evaluate d jerent types of publications in relation to trend citation, volume, duration and authors. A total of 1193 peer-revie wed publications published during 1991 to 2013 have been analyzed through the database of Web of Science published by Clarivate Analytics The frequency of journal was quarterly during 1945-1996, five issues a year during 199!-1999 and since 2000 it has become bimonthly. Highest number of articles published in 2011 and lowest in 1995 and country-wise highest numbers of records (431) were from England during 1991-2013. It is found that highest number of citations was 668 in 2010 and lowest was in 1996 during the period of 1994 to 2013,- highest record for a single author is 90 (!. 544’Xo) and lowest record is 2 (0.l6fXo).The average citations per item are 5.03 and h-index is 35. The study revealed that impact factor of the journal for last five years was 1.333. The analysis is expected to be found useful by contributors and researchers as it shows the trends of citations.