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|Title:||A bibliometric study of Embelia ribes|
|Author(s):||Gian Singh, (Education, Training and Translation Group Head ETTG, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), New Delhi, India), Moin Ahmad, (Integral University, Lucknow, India), Mohammad Nazim, (Banaras Hindu University, Central Library, Varanasi, India)|
|Citation:||Gian Singh, Moin Ahmad, Mohammad Nazim, (2008) "A bibliometric study of Embelia ribes", Library Review, Vol. 57 Iss: 4, pp.289 - 297|
|Keywords:||Pharmaceutical products, Plant genetics, Research|
|Article type:||Literature review|
|DOI:||10.1108/00242530810868724 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
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
Originality/value – The paper offers an overview of research activity into the plant Embelia ribes.
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