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Date of this Version

Spring 2019


This paper examines the cited and citing pattern of Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IJPAM) in terms of source, authorship, subject diversity, accessibility, citation-age, quantity & citing-life. This study is based on the data collected from 5 Volumes, consisting of 30 issues, carrying 171 articles, citing 2754 references from 575 citing sources of IJPAM published from 2009 to 2013. Whereas for collecting cited references, every published article from the official website of the journal namely Indian National Science Academy (INSA) was downloaded, for citing references, Google Scholar and Scopus both were explored to recognize the maximum number of citing sources during October 2017.The study revealed that journal articles are the most cited references, whereas citing references are mostly from the journals of foreign origin. Majority of cited articles are available in non-open access form, though the citations came from both, open and non-open journals. Joint authorship was found to be predominant, in both cited-citing references.