PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(VIII)/75-81/13

AUTHOR: Asha Peter and Dr. B. Mini Devi

TITLE : A SCIENTOMETRIC SKETCH OF THE JOURNAL PLOS GENETICS

ABSTRACT: The present study analyses the productivity of the journal ‘PLOS Genetics’ the period 2005-2016. The data were sourced from Web of Science database to understand the leading authors, leading affiliated institutions, applicability of Lotka’s law etc. A total of 6292 papers were refined as research output. Multiple authorship patterns (97.06%) dominated over single authorship. Lotka’s inverse square law of scientific productivity is not fitted during the particular period. Albert Hofman, is the most prolific author from Erasmus MC, Dept. of Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands with 59 papers.

Keywords : Scientometric analysis, Scientific Productivity, Genetics, Agriculture, PLOS Genetics, Journal productivity.

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