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Citation analysis of Ph.D. Theses in Economics submitted to University of Gulbarga, Karnataka during 1984-2002

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of Library & Information Science Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India
  • 2Dept of Library & Information Science Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 1-8, August,21 (2017)


1190 citations in the Doctoral Theses submitted in the Department of Economics, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India. The present study 16 Ph.D. Theses of Economics were chosen as a sample from the year 1984-1985 to 1989-2002. The data was collected from the bibliographical entries listed at the end of the Theses, which was used by the researchers for completing the Theses. A citation analysis of Ph.D. Theses submitted to Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi Library was performed as a way of determining the use of information sources made by the scholars of the university. The citations were photocopied and the data was collected. Citation analyses have been carried out to find the types of cited document, the chronological distribution of cited documents, to find out the authorship pattern of cited document. Data were analysed to ascertain the authorship patterns, country wise book citation, and ranking of journals by citation frequency. It is found that books and journals are the most dominant form in which information is communicated in economics. And the single authorship prevails in the citations.


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