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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  6, Issue 3 (Supl.), Sept - Dec 2012, Pages 295-299


Original Article

A Citation Analysis of the Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Science
Koushik Chatterjee
*Librarian, Bengal Institute of Technology, Tech Town(on Basanti Highway), P.O Hadia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700150
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The study analyses 89 full-length Research Articles published during 2007-08 in the Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Science. Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Science is linked most closely with Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Instrumentation and Materials Science. Overall, 1662 citations were made during this period. The results indicate that 25.84% articles (citing articles) published in these issues were three authored. The authorship pattern of citation (cited articles) shows that 17.07% papers are single authored, 20.35% and 27.64% papers were double and triple authored respectively. The result reveals that journal articles were predominant with 80.35% of total citation. The ratio of Author Self Citation to Total Citations was 1:10.7. The ratio of Journal Self Citation to Total Citations was 1:17.Indian contributions comprise 19% of the total citations. The highest percentage of year-wise journal citation was found to be 39.22% in the period of 2001- 008. 

Key words: Authorship Pattern; Citation Analysis; Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials science; Bibliometrics.  

Corresponding Author : Koushik Chatterjee