Reflection of Scholarly Communications on Journal of Genetics: A Bibliometrics StudyAuthor : E. S. Kavitha
Volume 8 No.3 October-December 2018 pp 32-40
The Journal of Genetics is among the oldest English language journals in genetics and has a unique history. The journal covers all areas of genetics and evolution, including molecular genetics and molecular evolution. It publishes papers and review articles on current topics, commentaries and essays on ideas and trends in genetics and evolutionary biology, historical developments, debates and book reviews. Since 2010 the journal has published a special category of papers termed ‘Online Resources’. An attempt has been made to analyze the contributions in 32 issues of 10 volumes of the Journal of Genetics Indian Academic Science Journals of genetics. The study covers the years from 2006 to 2015. A total number of 752 scientific papers are published. The highest numbers of 125 articles were published in the year 2014. It witnessed the overall relative growth rate mean1.5 and doubling time mean 0.66. Degree of Collaboration is 0.86. Maximum number of articles above five 260 were published by two authors. The highest growth rate of 1.84 was found 25 publications in the year 2008 and the lowest exponential growth rate was 0.72 published in 2012. The highest contributions were from Research institutions. The results revealed that the frequency value was 752 at overall total and then frequency Fd1 value was 9925 and then frequency Fd2 value was 178125 and length of articles calculated was 79.17. Around 214 articles were published with 11-20 citations. 129 articles were published with 21-30 citations followed by 79 articles with 31-40 citations. It was observed that the distribution of year wise Collaboration Coefficient (CC) and the value the collaboration coefficient (CC) has been calculated as 0.78
Bibliometrics, Journal of Genetics, Degree of Collaboration, Citations
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