Journal citations in horticulture doctoral dissertations (1991-2010): A case study

Santosh Kumar Tunga (pp. 62-78)
Presents results of a citation study comprising 545 journals containing 8437 references collected from 80 doctoral dissertations accepted and awarded by Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) and Uttar Banga Krishi Vswavidyalaya (UBKV), West Bengal, India during 1991-2010. It was observed that journals are the most frequently cited bibliographic form of citations. Two authors (37.039%) were the highest in the cited journals followed by three authors (25.116%) and single authors (20.896%). 49.733% of journal citations were in the period of1980 to 1999. The mean year of cited articles was found to be 28.703 years and the half-life of journal articles cited by the horticulture scientists were calculated as (Median Year) 24 years.