Citation Analysis of Theses in Economics Submitted to Punjabi University, Patiala during 2000-2014
The present study is based on 9053 citations appended to 92 doctoral theses submitted to the Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, during 2000-2014. The main objective of the study is to investigate authorship pattern of the citations, format of literature cited, electronic/print form of citations, chronological distribution of citations, geographical distribution of book and core journal citations. A ranked list of journals in economics is also compiled in order to find out the most referred journal. It is found that journals are the most consulted resources with 49.39 per cent citations in the field of economics. Bradford’s law of scattering is applicable to the present study with Bradford multiplier as 11.327.
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