CLAY RESEARCH--A BIBLIOMETRIC STUDY.

Author:Thavamani, Kotti
 
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INTRODUCTION

Clay Research is the official publication of the Clay Minerals Society of India and is published twice a year, in June and December. The Journal undertakes to publish articles of interest to the international community of clay scientists, and will cover the subject areas of mineralogy, geology and geochemistry, crystallography, physical and colloid chemistry, physics, ceramics, civil and petroleum engineering and soil science. The Journal is reviewed in Chemical Abstracts, Mineralogical Abstracts, and Soils and Fertilizers. The Clay Minerals Society of India (CMSI) is a premier professional registered society formed to serve as a nerve centre for Scientists, Industrialists, Technologists and others to meet and foster the advancement in the field of clay mineralogy and industry. It was founded in 1981, in the premises of IARI, New Delhi.

The CMSI is an interdisciplinary society with members from Soil Science, Geology, Basic Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Ceramics, Petrochemical, and host of other related disciplines. The journal is indexed with: Indexed/Abstracted Indian Science Abstract, SCOPUS, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences(NAAS), 2018--2.97, Indian Citation Index--Research Impact Indicator: 0.2, Google Scholar, CNKI Scholar, EBSCO Discovery and Summon(ProQuest).

LITERATURE REVIEW

Thavamani, (2018) analyzed the various components of the articles published in the Astrobiology from 2010-2016. A total of 519 articles and 3048 authors in the journal were examined. The average degree of collaboration is 0.861, which clearly indicates its dominance upon multi authored contributions. Thavamani, (2017) analyzed the various components of the articles published in the Journal of Biofuels from 2010-2016. Various quality aspects of the 106 research articles and 376 authors were examined.

Thavamani, (2015) studied of Collaborative Librarianship (CL) during the period of 2009-2014. A total of 223 research contributions and 343 authors were examined. Thavamani, (2014) studied the authorship trend in the "Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal (CLIEJ)" during the period of 1996-2013. A total of 133 articles and 221 authors in the Journal were examined by year and volume to ascertain authorship patterns, author productivity, and degree of collaboration.

Thavamani, (2014) analyzed the Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science. A total of 279 research articles and 575 authors were examined by growth of contributions by year and volume, authorship patterns by year and volume, authorship patterns, author productivity, single and multi authored papers by year, authorship patterns by global, most prolific contributors and degree of collaboration.

Thavamani, (2013) identified the growth and authorship pattern of productivity of articles of source journal "DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology". It was observed from the study that the year 2008 was most participating year during the study period 2007-2011. Amsaveni and Vasanthi (2013) traced the trend in authorship patterns and collaborative research in network security.

Mahapatra and Padmanav (2006) growth of scientific research literature of authorship patterns, year wise growth, subject wise break up of papers, category of journals, place of origin, length of papers, and productivity of journals were studied. Nosheen Fatima Warraich and Sajjad Ahmad (2011) trace the author productivity, extent of authors' collaboration, authors' institutional affiliation, authors' geographic affiliation, type of publication, language of papers, number of citations used per article, length of papers, and year wise distribution of papers.

Thavamani and Velmurugan (2013) examined the patterns of authorship and degree of collaboration in the Annals of Library and Information Studies during 2002-2012. Neerja Verma, Rajnish Tamrakar and Priyanka Sharma. (2007) find out the year wise, institutions wise, state wise distribution of contributions, authorship patterns, citation analysis, and length of the contributions. Vimala and Pulla Reddy (2009) traced authorship patterns and collaborative research in theses on zoology.

Zafrunnisha and Pulla Reddy (2009) studied authorship trend and collaborative research in the field of Psychology. Vinayagamoorthy, Chellappandi and Shanthi (2009) found that increasing trend of literature, authorship patterns and single authored articles in herbal literature. Esmail Mohamed., Nagarajan and Jothi (2011) discussed authorship trend and collaborative research in the field of agricultural extension.

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The objectives of the present study are as follows:

  1. To study contribution of research articles by year and issue

  2. To study Authorship patterns by year and volume

  3. To study...

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