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Bibliometric analysis of Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities

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S. Navaneethakrishnan ,

University of Jaffna, LK
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R. Kupesan

University of Jaffna
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Abstract

This study especially focuses only on the articles published in the “Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities” published by the University of Peradeniya. A total of 319 records of articles published in Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities and authored by 147 authors during the period 1975 – 2009 (inclusive) were analyzed in this study. The objective of this study was to study bibliometric characteristics such as distribution of publications, research growth rate, and authorship pattern “Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities”. The research method of this study was Bibliometric analytical method. Findings of the analysis revealed that distributions of publications vary over the period of study and English occupies as dominant language. Research growth of publications was increased with positive indicators. Majority of the contributions were single authored. Author productivity varied between the observed percentage of authors and expected percentage of authors as predicted by applying Lotka’s equation. Among the productive authors Peris, Merlin is in the top position with 26 contributions. In the ranked list of affiliated institutions, University of Peradeniya leads others. Zipf’s Law was proportionally matching with the frequency list of selected title words of this study.

Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, Vol. 18, Issue 1, January 2014, Page 51-71

 

How to Cite: Navaneethakrishnan, S. & Kupesan, R., (2015). Bibliometric analysis of Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. 18(1), pp.51–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v18i1.7861
Published on 24 Apr 2015.
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