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Winter 12-12-2020

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Citation study of 10,845 citations appended to 80 doctoral dissertations in the field of horticulture awarded by Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Mohanpur and Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (UBKV), Cooch Bihar, West Bengal has been carried out to determine the authorship pattern and productivity to cited articles during 1991-2010. The study revealed that researchers are mainly used journal articles 8437 (77.796%). Generally Loka’s law describes the frequency of publications by authors in a given subject/ discipline. In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the applicability of the Lotka’s law to the publications of horticulture scientists in BCKV and UBKV. A Kolmogorov-Smirnv (K-S) test has been conducted to find out as to what extent, the author productivity conforms to the Lotka’s law. But this test is applied for the fitness of Lotka’s law does not fit to the horticulture literature.