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: 242

Full Length Research Paper

A reference analysis of doctoral theses in the field “Education”: An interesting issue for librarians as well as scientometricians or bibliometricians

Suresh K. Kagra
  • Suresh K. Kagra
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.
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Sanjeev Sharma
  • Sanjeev Sharma
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.
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  •  Received: 10 October 2013
  •  Accepted: 05 September 2014
  •  Published: 30 September 2014

Abstract

The 3195 citations analyzed were cited in 35 doctoral theses of Education awarded to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from the period 1995-2008. The bibliographic formwise distribution of citations accounted for 1380 (43.20%) periodical publications followed by Books 672 (21.04%). More than two third contributions (56.23%) were produced under single authorship. Largest of total cited periodicals were of Indian origin (31.01%) followed by the periodicals published from U.S.A. (17.83%) and U.K. (12.40%).

 

Key words: Collaboration, cybermertrics, webmetrics, education, behavioral, obsolescence, citing.