International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

Growth and impact of research output of Bangalore University, 1971-2010: A scientometric study

Kiran Savanur1 and P. V. Konnur2*
  1Rani Channamma University, Vidyasangama, Belagavi – 561 159, India. 2Bangalore University, Gyanabharati, Bangalore – 560 056, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 31 October 2012



In this paper, an attempt has been made to highlight quantitative growth and development of the Bangalore University (BU) in Science and Technology in terms of publication output as per Science Citation Index from 1970 to 2010. During the period of the study, a total of 2,188 publications were published with 9,401 citations in their credit. The average number of publications per year was 54.7. The highest numbers of papers (152) were published in 2008. BU has collaborated with 27 countries and USA is the top collaborating country with 74(31.09%) of papers followed by France with 20(8.4%). Authorship and collaboration trend were towards multi-authored paper. There were 1940(88.66%) multi-authored/collaborative papers and only 248(11.33%) single authored publications. The prolific authors were: S. M. Mayanna with 113 papers, and N. Rudraiah with 101 papers. P. V. Kamath with 98 papers with the highest h and p values 21 and 26.52, respectively. The most preferred journals for publication by the scientists were: Current Science with 168 publications, Indian Journal of Chemistry-B with 81 publications and Indian Journal of Chemistry-C with 39 publications.


Key words: Publication productivity, citation analysis, authorship pattern, Bradford's law of scattering.