Application of Bradford’s law in the field of crystallography: A scientometric study

Neelamma G, Gavisiddappa Anandhalli


The present study aims to analyse the research output performance of Crystallography, which is covered in Web of Science on-line version database for theperiod of 1989-2013. A total of 1387195 references cited in 45320 articles in 2043 journals. The study elaborates on various bibliometric components such as distribution of citations by documents type, country wise publication of citations, further the study also list out the most productivejournals in the field of crystallography. The analysis of the study reveals that out of 1387195 citations (83.83%) research articles contribute the highest number of citations and it is the most preferred sources of information used by researchers in the field of crystallography.Further journal of Molecular Biologyis the most cited journal in the field of crystallography. The USA is most cited country in the world. Bradford’s law well fitted in to the given data set for the present study. Finally it can be concluded that, the significant research activity is taking place in the field of Crystallography. And it is one of the emerging research fields in the applied science.

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