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A Scientometric analysis of "Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics" (2006-2010): A study based on Web of Science

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Library and Information Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 7-12, February,21 (2014)


The present study deals a scientometric analysis of 657 papers published in the journal "Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics" during the period 2006 to 2010. Data is collected using the Web of Science and analyzed using Microsoft Excel. The study focuses on various aspect of the journal such as document types, growth of papers (year wise), authorship pattern, institutions involved, citation analysis, most prolific authors of the journal, mean page length and number of references. The study shows that most of the papers (93.46%) were contributed jointly where as 6.54% papers were contributed by single authors. CSIR topped in the institution list. Overall average citation per paper was 1.87 where as overall mean page length of all the paper was 5.37. All the studies will be helpful for its further development.


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