Scientometric analysis of psychology literature from 1972-2008
Author(s): Kanakappa I. Narasanaikar
Abstract: In the present study an attempt has been made to analyzed the various bibliometric components of the articles published in the Psychology literature from 1972-2008. The study identifies the research trend, characteristics growth pattern of Psychology literature. India has produced a total of 11, 604 papers with a 0.64%. The average number of publications per year by India is 313.62 papers with a 0.02%. The highest number of publications was found by India is 952 papers during the period of 1988, with a cumulative 53.57%. Germany has produced a total of 56, 190 papers with a 3.12%. The average number of publications by Germany is 1518.65 papers with a 0.08%. The highest numbers of publications was found by Germany is 4006 papers during the period of 1999, with a 60.22%. The 30 Indian contributors have contributed a total of 1468 papers with an average 39.68%. ‘Verma, S.K.’ has contributed highest papers i.e. 124 papers with as 8.45%. The 30 German contributors have contributed a total of 2549 papers with an average 68.89%. ‘Schwarz, Norbert’ has contributed highest i.e. 145 papers with a 5.69%. The 30 Indian institutes produced a total of 4643 papers with an average 125.49%. ‘National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro- Sciences’ produced a highest i.e. 775 papers with a 16.68%. The 30 German institutes produced a total of 16, 506 papers with an average 446.11%. ‘Free University Berlin’ has produced highest i.e. 1707 papers with a 10.34%. The 30 core journals preferred for publication in India published a total of 6679 papers with an average 180.51%. The Indian journal ‘Psychological Studies’ published highest i.e. 620 papers with a 9.28%. The 30 core journals preferred for publication in Germany published a total of 12, 669 papers with an average 342.40%. The German journal ‘Nervenarzt’ has published highest i.e. 1096 papers with a 8.65%. The language wise distribution of publications in India, English produced highest i.e. 9429 papers with a 99.89%.