Citation Analysis of Environmental Science Research in India

D.D. Mestri, Mallikarjun Angadi


There is a close relationship between population, development and the environment. The Environmental Science research is getting tremendous importance due to its adverse effects on society. The elementscausing the environmental problem such as the growth of population and the developmental issues like the industrial revolution, land use pattern, use of fertilizer and pesticides in agriculture and the generation of nuclear power has elaborated with statistics.It seems to be the environmental problem is the major problem, and it is going to increase its seriousness in future. But all those factors providing a boost for research on the subject of environmental science.The growing literature creates the problem of filtration of the desired items based on the quality. The citation analysis is the effective and popular technique used to evaluate, assess, compare and to rank the document based on the quality. The citation is a metric used to evaluate and categorize the documents. The SCOPUS online database has retrieved 51382 records for the subject of environmental science research in India during 1999-2013. The citation related indicators, such as citation rate, records without citation, average citations per paper, top cited publications and their source titles, citation frequency, have presented in the research paper. The above indicators should be able to convey the used records, unused records, heavily used records and source titles. Application of Bradford’s Law of Scattering has used to categorize the journals based on the citations. The list of core journals will be the output of the law. At the end of theresearchpaper, the findings have listed.Assessment of the document based on the citations would provide maximum information ataminimum cost.


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