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

Citation analysis of doctoral theses on psychology submitted to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Suresh K. Kagra
Library and Information Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 136119.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 November 2013
  •  Published: 31 December 2013


The analyzed 4037 citations are cited in 12 doctoral theses of Psychology awarded to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from the period 2008-2012. The bibliographic form wise distribution of citations shows that are 3416 (84.62%) journals, followed by 262 books (6.98%). There are two major forms of literature, which comprise 91.6% of total citations.

Key words: Citation, metrics, collaboration, scientometrics, measurement, psychology, bibliographical coupling, obsolescence.