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Title: Journal citations in Physics doctoral dissertations of Indian Institute of Science
Authors: Pillai, K. G. Sudhier
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Results of a citation study comprising 690 journals containing 11, 412 references collected from 71 doctoral theses awarded by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 1999-2003. It was observed that journals are the most frequently cited bibliographic form of citations and it amounts 84.67% of the total citations. The journals most preferred by the Physicists in their theses were Physical Review-B with 9.53% citations, followed by Physical Review-A and Astrophysical Journal. The IF of journals ranges from 32.771 to 1.072. Physicists cite only 16 Indian journals and Pramana is the top ranked Indian journal. USA is the leading country of journal publication and English is the prime language of journals. Monthlies were cited more and Elsevier Science was the leading journal publisher. Half-life of journal citations was found to be 10 years and the mean year of journals was 14.19
Page(s): 177-184
ISSN: 0972-5423
Source:ALIS Vol.54(4) [December 2007]

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