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5-12-2014

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G. Saravanan1

1Librarian, French Institute of Pondicherry, # 11, Saint Louis Street, Pondicherry - 605 001, India & Ph. D. Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Karpagam University, Coimbatore – 641 021, Tamil Nadu, India, Email: saravanan.g@ifpindia.org

Abstract

The present work is a bibliometric analysis of a leading journal in Palaeobotany and Palynology, ‘Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology’. The study, based on Web of Science TM as the tool reveals that 1821 authors have contributed 903 papers during the years 2003 to 2012. Our analysis includes the publications output, exponential growth rate, authorship patterns, collaborative co-efficient and prolific authors, country wise and organization-wise distribution of contributions.

The study reveals that multiple authorship with collaboration of three (25.47%) and two authors (25.36%) was dominant. The average degree of collaboration for study period was 0.87. The Collaborative Coefficient was 0.69. Country wise, USA stood first with 163 papers. Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and University Utrecht, The Netherlands were found to be the top ranked organizations contributing 73 and 31 papers respectively. This paper explores the mapping of the highly cited papers from Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

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