Global Research Studies on Electronic Journals A Scientometric Study during 1990 2017
This paper presents a quantitative and qualitative description of global research in the field “electronic journals”. The study is based on global publications data (1747 publications) on the subject sourced from SCOPUS database covering the period 1990-2017. The study analyzes the data on a series of measures, like average annual growth, citations per paper, international collaborative papers, relative citation index, and activity index. Global research in the subject registered 18.46% growth, research impact of 5.28 citations per paper, and contributed barely 26 highly cited papers within a long span of 28 years. The USA has emerged as the world leader in electronic journals research accounting for 45.28% global publications share, followed by U.K. (12.18%), India (5.49%), etc. Top 20 organizations and authors in the subject contributed 16.58% and 11.15% global publications share respectively and 37.72% and 43.92% global citations share respectively during the period.
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