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Indian Journal of Economics: A Citation Analysis.

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Year: 2003, Volume: 41, Issue: 2

First page: (109) last page: (114)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292

Indian Journal of Economics: A Citation Analysis.


*Reader and Chairperson, Department of Library and Information Science, Kuruksshetra University, Kurukshetra. Email:

** Assistant Librarian, M.D. University, Rohtak 12001 (Haryana), e mail-


The present paper reports the results of the citation analysis study of Indian Journal of Economics. The major objective of the study is to find out the authorship pattern and citation pattern of articles appeared in IJE published between January to December 2002. Total 37 articles were published in these issues. Overall 701 citations featuring 1038 authors have been made. The results indicate that 48.46% articles published in these are single authored. The majority of citations i.e. 450 are also single authored. The results reveal that Journal articles are predominant with 52.78% of total citations. The ratio of author self citations is 1:46.73. The ratio of Journal self-citation to total citation is 1:350.5. The results also highlight that 358 citations are less than 10 years old, whereas 102 citations are less than 20 years but more than 10 years old. It is clear that a majority of documents cited in these issues were published not more than twenty years ago.



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