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

Publishing trends of Indian horticulture scientists: A case study of the doctoral dissertations during 1991-2010

Santosh Kumar Tunga
Rishi Bankim Chandra Evening College Naihati, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 September 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013


This paper describes the results of a citation study of cited horticulture literature appended in eighty doctoral dissertations submitted to the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) and Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV), West Bengal, India from 1991 to 2010. The main objective of this study is to examine the contribution of scientists to journals and books, the most prolific authors and self-citations of supervisors and research scholars. 10,845 citations were appended in dissertations, of which, 8437 (77.796%) were journal articles and 1327 (12.236%) were books. Journal articles and books cited by the scientists have been considered for this study. Scientists mainly use foreign journals and foreign books for their research work than those of India. They prefer to publish their research work in Indian journals and books. In journal articles team research is on the increase, but in book citations there is decreasing trend towards multiple authorships. 

Key words: BCKV, UBKV, doctoral dissertations, Indian horticulture scientists, publication output.