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  • Alias, N., Razak, S. H. A., Kunjambu, N. R. M. N. K., & Muniandy, P. (2013). A content analysis in the studies of YouTube in selected journals. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 103, 10-18.
  • Berelson, B. (1952). Content analysis in communication research. New York: Hafner.
  • Buboltz Jr, W., Deemer, E., & Hoffmann, R. (2010). Content analysis of the Journal of Counseling Psychology: Buboltz, Miller, and Williams (1999) 11 years later. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57(3), 368-375.
  • Budd, J. (1988). Publication in Library and Information Science: The State of the Literature. Library Journal, 113(14), 125-31.
  • Bush, A. J., & Grant, E. S. (1994). Analyzing the content of marketing journals to assess trends in sales force research: 1980–1992. Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, 14(3), 57-68.
  • Buttlar, L. (1991). Analyzing the library periodical literature: Content and authorship. College & Research Libraries, 52(1), 38-53. Retrieved from
  • Bozkurt, A., Akgun-Ozbek, E., Yilmazel, S., Erdogdu, E., Ucar, H., Guler, E., ... & Dincer, G. D. (2015). Trends in distance education research: A content analysis of journals 2009-2013. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(1), 330-363. Retrieved from
  • Holsapple, C. W., Johnson, L. E., Manakyan, H., & Tanner, J. (1993). A citation analysis of business computing research journals. Information & Management, 25(5), 231-244.
  • Jordaan, Y., Wiese, M., Amade, K., & De Clercq, E. (2013). Content analysis of published articles in the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 16(4), 435-451. Retrieved from
  • Kothari, C. R. (2004). Research methodology: Methods and techniques. Delhi:New Age International.
  • Lokhande, R. S. (2013). Content analysis of open access LIS journal “ALIS” (2002-2011). International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technalogy. Retrieved from
  • Phelan, S. E., Ferreira, M., & Salvador, R. (2002). The first twenty years of the Strategic Management Journal. Strategic Management Journal, 23(12), 1161-1168. Retrieved from
  • Tahamtan, I., Bagheri, Z., Janani, P., Majidi, S., Ghasemi, E., & Negarandeh, R. (2014). Content analysis of articles published in Iranian scientific nursing journals from 2009 through 2011. Nursing and midwifery studies, 3(4). Retrieved from
  • Tuomaala, O., Järvelin, K., & Vakkari, P. (2014). Evolution of library and information science, 1965–2005: Content analysis of journal articles. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(7), 1446-1462. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23034
  • Wahesh, E., Likis-Werle, S. E., & Moro, R. R. (2017). Addictions Content Published in Counseling Journals: A 10-Year Content Analysis to Inform Research and Practice. Professional Counselor, 7(1), 89-103.
  • Walia, P. K., & Kaur, M. (2012). Content Analysis of Journal Literature published from UK and USA. Library Philosophy & Practice. Retrieved from


Journal analysis has been an important tool to understand various facets of academic publishing trends. A content analysis of research published in Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies was conducted for Volumes I through XIV. A total of 20 issues of the bi-annually published journal were analyzed involving the placement of 116 articles in 9 substantive content categories revealing information about the authorship, types of research conducted as well as areas of research focus. In addition, the study has also examined the types and locations of institutions the authors are affiliated with. This has been done with a broad view to examine research focus and trends in the journal as a lens to understanding broader perspectives in scholarship and research in the Northeastern region. The findings indicate that the journal has stayed true to its mission of publishing articles across various disciplines pertaining to multiple issues of North-East India.