A bibliometric study of Embelia ribes

Singh, Gian and Ahmad, Moin and Nazim, Mohammad A bibliometric study of Embelia ribes. Library Review, 2008, vol. 57, n. 4. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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Purpose – The study aims to present a bibliometric analysis of scientific output of the plant Embelia ribes, the aim being to offer an overview of research activity in this field and characterize its most important aspects. Design/methodology/approach – A total of 332 articles were collected from following databases: Pub Med, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Abstract, Indian Science Abstract and Biological Abstract. The searches were restricted to published articles and contain the terms Embelia ribes and Vidanga. The various analyses focus on growth of literature, authorship pattern, most prolific authors, core journals of the subject, most productive institutes and countries. Lotka’s law and bradford’ law of scattering were applied to count the author productivity and core journals in the subject. Findings – Most articles involved collaboration between two or three authors Author productivity was not found exactly fit to Lotka’s law with a value of n¼2. However, distribution of articles in different journals was found fit to Bradford’s law of scattering with the distribution of 1:n: n2. Originality/value – The paper offers an overview of research activity into the plant Embelia ribes.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Plant genetics; Research; Pharmaceutical products; bibliometric study
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IB. Content analysis (A and I, class.)
Depositing user: Dr. Mohammad Nazim
Date deposited: 08 Aug 2013 17:40
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:27
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19865


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