Research output of University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University in the field of Arts and Humanities: A study of Thomson Scientific Database during 2004-2016

Bharti & Meera

The purpose of this study is to explore the publication trends and check the research productivity of DU and JNU in the field of Arts and Humanities through WoS citation database.

Design/methodology/approach: For analysis of the study, the required data of DU and JNU was collected from the AHCI of the Web of Science citation database in the field of Arts and Humanities area for the period of 2004-2016.

Findings: It is found that 195 articles of JNU with 3778 citations are high ranked from DU (161) articles with 3504 citations) in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). Author collaboration is very less and History is highly worked area with 74 articles in both DU and JNU. Out of 132 source titles, only 22 source titles are commonly used in DU and JNU such as Indian Historical Review, Indian Economic and Social History Review, International Review of Social Asian Studies etc. BinduPuri and Charu Gupta of DU and RomilaThapar of JNU are found high ranked prolific authors in arts and humanities citation index of web of science.

Research limitations/implications: The data required for analysed was collected only for DU and JNU from the Web of Science citation database in the field of arts and humanities between the limited time periods 2004 to 2016.

Originality/value: As yet these have been no such studies conducted that investigate the various aspects of DU and JNU in the field of arts and humanities and this paper is relevant and useful to those who are interested in bibliometric study, and it provides a comprehensive study for check the research productivity of DU and JNU in WoS citation database from 2004 to 2016.

Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, research output, research productivity, arts and humanities, author collaboration, citation database, arts and humanities citation index

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