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The present study is based on the 8223 citations appended in the 26 doctoral theses of Philosophy submitted to Panjab University, Chandigarh, for the award of doctoral degree during 2002-2012. The main purpose of this study was to investigate authorship pattern of the citations, type and form of literature cited, and to compile a ranked list of journals in Philosophy. The study revealed that books were the most preferred sources of information used by the researchers in the field of Philosophy accounting for 40.67% of total citations, followed by journals with 17.99% citations. Badford’s law of scattering was used to identify the core journals in the field of Philosophy.

Keywords: Citation Analysis; Authorship Pattern; Journals Ranking; Bibliographic Form; Ph.D. Theses; Panjab University; Philosophy.



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