International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)

Scientometric analysis of psychology literature from 1972-2008


Kanakappa I. Narasanaikar

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%.
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