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Date of this Version

8-2021

Abstract

Traditional knowledge (TK) is indigenous knowledge, innovation, and practices developed, preserved, and passed down from one generation to other within a community, typically as a part of the community's cultural or spiritual identity. Traditional knowledge in its broadest sense encompassed both contents of knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, including specific signs and symbols associated with it. Scientometric is a technique and tool used to measure quantitative scientific activity and productivity of publication. This paper provides research trends in traditional knowledge through a critical scientometric analysis of 705 research articles published in 28 issues of the “Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)” during 2014-2020. In the present study, various scientometric techniques such as distribution of articles, the annual growth rate of the journal, authorship pattern, authors productivity, degree of collaboration, collaborative index, and city, state & countrywide distribution of articles have been adopted to investigate the research output of IJTK. The study describes that a maximum of 106 articles (15.04% sharing of total articles) were published in the year 2020. Out of 705 articles, 31 (4.4%) articles were contributed by the single authors. Overall authors per paper, degree of collaboration, average collaborative index, and average citation per paper were 28.8, 1, 4.25, and 29.29 respectively. India is the top ranker with remarkable 431 contributions constituting 61.13% sharing.

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