Scientometrics of cereal crop science research in India as seen through SCOPUS database during 1965-2010
The paper analyses publication output of India on cereal crops as reflected by its coverage in Scopus international database during 1965-2010 in gaps of five years. Analysis indicates that highest number of papers (40%) was published on rice, followed by wheat (29%). Agricultural universities and institutions under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) were most productive. A significant number of papers were published in journals originating from the advanced countries with low impact factor. The highest number of papers was published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, followed by Indian Journal of Agronomy. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi topped the list among the prolific institutions followed by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The major research was focused on ‘genetics and plant breeding’ followed by ‘agronomic aspects’. The authorship pattern reveals that co-authored papers accounted for 94% of total output. Citation analysis of the study reveals that 22% of the papers remained uncited. Most of the prolific authors were affiliated to Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
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