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QUALITY OF PHYSICS INFORMATION SOURCES – WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. Dr. Gayatri Paul Senior Documentation Assistant Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Kolkata – 700032 And Dr. Swapan Deoghuria Scientist - III

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quality of physics information sources with special reference to indian journal of physics

QUALITY OF PHYSICS INFORMATION SOURCES – WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS

Dr. Gayatri Paul

Senior Documentation Assistant

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Kolkata – 700032

And

Dr. Swapan Deoghuria

Scientist - III

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Kolkata – 700032

plan of the talk
Plan of the talk
  • Background
  • The Journal : Indian Journal of Physics
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Findings
  • Future Scope
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
background
Background
  • Paradigm shift in the field of journal publication : merger, acuisition, monopoly business
  • Increasing number of journals : 28,100 active scholarly peer-reviewed journals in August 2012
  • Journal – pride of an academic organization
  • Journal performance : Credibility, circulation, accessibility, impact factor etc.
indian journal of physics some facts
Indian Journal of Physics- Some facts
  • Popular and oldest Physics Journal in India
  • Sir C. V. Raman was the founder and first editor
  • Official publication of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
  • Published in Print form (since 1926) and Online from 2009
  • Average Impact Factor is 1.785 in 2012
  • The journal is devoted to the publication of original scientific research results in the form of full papers and short notes
indian journal of physics branches of physics covered
Indian Journal of Physics- Branches of physics covered
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric and Space physics
  • Atomic & Molecular Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter & Materials Physics
  • General & Interdisciplinary Physics
  • Nonlinear dynamics & Complex Systems
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Optics and Spectroscopy
  • Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Relativity & Cosmology
  • Statistical Physics
objectives
Objectives

To study the Indian Journal of Physics in Quality of Physics Information Sources through:

  • Ratio of articles published and articles cited
  • Year wise analysis of citation
  • Affiliation pattern of the citing authors
  • Subject area of the published articles
  • Geographical distribution of the contributors
  • Analysis of the pattern of citing journals
methodology
Methodology
  • Research articles published during the period 2007-2012 and cited subsequently (up to March, 2013) were considered. This 6 year period is arbitrary. The idea behind that a scientific paper got maximum citation within 5 years.
  • Citation information collected from online citation database of Scopus of Elsevier and Web of Science of ISI Web of Knowledge.
  • Primary data recorded, tabulated and analysed as per citation year, cited journals, affiliation of the authors and subject area of citation.
future scope
Future scope
  • Archiving of back volumes (1926 – 2008)
  • Keeping the archive in institutional repository for free and open access
  • Language editing support for contributors of non English speaking countries like China and middle east
  • Exchange program with other journals published by learned societies
conclusion
Conclusion
  • This paper attempts to judge the publication’s quality rather than the individual articles.
  • In Indian context it is one of the best physics journal but still lagging behind other leading Physics journals published from USA/European country.
  • Over the last five years Impact factor is steadily increasing which is a positive aspect of the journal.
  • After a co-publishing agreement with a reputed commercial publisher (Springer) in 2009, it is now easily accessible both in online and offline which will increase citation in the coming years.
acknowledgement
Acknowledgement
  • I would like to thank my colleague Dr. Gayatri Paul, co-author of this paper who mainly collected data and analyzed them.
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Thank You
  • Questions & answers
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