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Title: Growing visibility and impact of Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge
Authors: Pathak, Manohar
Bharati, Kumar Avinash
Keywords: Journal evaluation;Scientometrics;Traditional knowledge;Impact
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Traditional knowledge refers to the local or indigenous knowledge which has been accumulated practiced and orally transmitting from generations to generations thus indicates cultural or ethnic identity of a particular community or geographic region. Traditional knowledge has great role in drug discovery, rural engineering, and various bioperspective research. Therefore, research in this field is vital for scientific community, conservation of the knowledge and protection from unethical patents. The Indian Journal of traditional knowledge is covering the important findings from all over the world in the area of folklore medicine. The study of impact and global visibility of the Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge will indicate the status of folk knowledge covered, trend of research, and set goals to cover the area/tribes for undocumented literature of folk medicine. This paper analyses the research papers published in Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK) during 2007-2017 on various scientometric parameters viz. year wise publication, geographical distribution, year wise citation pattern of article published, occurrence of keywords, inflow of papers, journal’s rank in the various category, number of tribes covered in IJTK, prolific institutions, Journals citing IJTK, impact factor trend over the years, etc. It has been observed that 16 papers have received 20 or more citation and there are 9 citing journals having more than 10 impact factor, including two journals of Nature publishing group, i.e., Nature biotechnology (41.66) and Nature climate change (19.3). The journal covered 206 tribes of the world and 27 Indian states. The current impact factor is 1.27 and indexed in all the reputed databases of the world and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
Page(s): 407-413
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(3) [July 2018]

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