A revisit from birth to till date: Bibliometric analysis of Annual Review of Immunology

Aman Preet Singh, Jyoti Sharma


Background: This study examines some of the characteristics of Annual Review of Immunology and highlights some of its notable points. Annual Review of Immunology was chosen for this study because it got 1st rank among life science journals and 3rd rank in overall category in recent rankings published by SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Methodology/Principal findings: This paper presents bibliometric analysis of “Annual Review of Immunology” from its birth to till date i.e. 1983-2012. This journal has 30 volumes and each volume contains an average of 25 reviews. A total of 772 reviews appeared in Annual Review of Immunology since the first issue published in April 1983, to the end of April 2012. The reviews are categorized according to volume wise number of reviews, authorship pattern, percentage of degree of collaboration among co-authors followed by degree of collaboration among co-authors, degree of collaboration with number of authors, length of review, affiliations and citations of reviews. All parameters are presented in the form of tables and graphs to make it easily understandable.

Conclusions/Significance: On the basis of this study we can conclude that Annual Review of Immunology should be a highly preferred journal for communication by the library and information science professionals. This study will be helpful for library professional in collection development and weeding out of journals.


Bibliometric; Scopus; Web of science; Pubmed; Annual Review of Immunology

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