Author(s): R.Lakshmi Sankari, K.Chinnasamy

Scientometric is a type of research method used in library and information science. “The study of the use of documents and patterns of publication in which mathematical and statistical methods have been applied”. It utilizes quantitative analysis and statistics to describe patterns of publication within a given field. The study presents the result of detailed analysis from the data collected by applying the Bibliometric techniques. The Scientometric analysis of 436 articles / papers published in the Indian Journal of Biotechnology during the years 2004-2008 are taken up and analysed based on various parameters such as year-wise distribution of papers, authorship productivity, geographical distributions of contribution etc. Applicability of Lotka’s law is validated from the values n = 3.15. The numbers of contributions form Maharashtra at the National level and from India at the International level is significant. The study reveals that the average number of contribution per volume has come around more than 80.

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