Citation Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations Submitted to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Akola in Veterinary Science.

Abstract

Author(s): Prashant P. Deshmukh

Bibliometric study of 2692 citations from 19 thesis submitted to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola (MS) shows that journals are most cited form of communication amongst the veterinary Science researcher in India. The half life period of Journal citations is 14 years. The study reveals that the percentage of journal citations is 78.90 and the percentage of books citation is 11.55. A citation analysis of doctoral dissertations submitted in veterinary science at Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Akola was performed as a way of determining the use of information sources made by the scholars of the university. A total of 19 Ph,D dissertations studied generated a total of 2692 citations. Distribution of citations by forms of documents, core journals, Principle of Obsolesence, Authorship Pattern was analyzed. The study reveals that journals is the most preferred source of information used by the researchers in the field of veterinary science accounting for 78.90% of total citations. The journal Indian Veterinary Journal has rank the highest with 251 citations accounting to 11.82% of the total journal citations. Thus the result of the study may be used as a mean of evaluative tool for quality collection of the Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidhyapeeth library.

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