Analysis of Publication Productivity of Consortia by J-Gate Database

 

Gajanan P. Khiste1, Dnyaneshwar B. Maske2, Dr. Rahul K. Deshmukh3

1Information Scientist Knowledge Resource Center, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.

2Librarian, Shri Panditguru Pardikar Arts College, Sirsala, Tq. Parali (V) Dist. Beed (M.S)

3Assistant Librarian, Rajiv Gandhi College of Food Technology, Parbhani

*Corresponding Author Email: khistegajanan@gmail.com, dbm2289@gmail.com, rahulkd02@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT:

Consortium is becoming a prime way for online resource sharing and J-Gate is a premier research platform, helping to find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.  Therefore, the present study discusses the “Consortia” as reflected in J-Gate for the period from 2007–2016. This study investigates the highly productive authors, Document Type wise, Country wise, Language wise, Publication year wise, Research area wise, Source Title or Journal wise.

 

KEYWORDS: J-Gate, Consortia, Publication Productivity

 

 


1.      INTRODUCTION:

Information Communication Technology has become an integral part of all aspects of the library. Well and proper implementation of ICT in library results into better resource sharing. With the changing dimensions of library resources the modes of resource sharing has been also be changes. E-resources playing a vital role in online resource sharing E-journal is one of the most important type of e-resource. In this digital age, that trend today is forming library consortium for sharing of electronic resources. Today e-ShodhSindhu, INDEST, AICTE, FORSA are some of the important consortia in India. Therefore considering the importance of Consortia the study is taken for research purpose.

 

2.      CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS:

2.1 Consortia:

Consortia could be described as group of organization who come together to fulfill a combined objective i.e. usually requires cooperation and the sharing of resources. The word consortia are originated from the Latin in early 19th century in the sense of partnership.

 

2.2 J-Gate:

J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global e-journal literature. Launched in 2001 by Informatics India Limited, J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online offered by 13,273 Publishers. It presently has a massive database of journal literature, indexed from 47,958 e-journals with links to full text at publisher sites. J-Gate also plans to support online subscription to journals, electronic document delivery, archiving and other related services. a. Table of Contents (TOC) - For 47,958 e-journals. b. Database - A comprehensive searchable database with 53,067,286 articles, with 10,000+ articles added every day.

 

 

 

3. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY:

1.      To Identify Publication Year wise articles published in J-Gate on Consortia.

2.      To find out highly productive authors on Consortia.

3.      To Know Geographical distribution of Consortia articles by country.

4.      To get information Writing of Research areas.

5.      To know highly preferred journals by the Scientists for writing research papers on Consortia.  

6.      Access availability of Consortia articles in J-Gate database.

 

4. SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF STUDY:

This Study is limited to search results on the ‘Consortia’ in J-Gate database during 2007 to 2016.

 

5. METHODS AND MATERIALS:

The growth of publications in the Consortia was derived from the J-Gate during the period 2007 to 2016, a total of full text 4036 articles were found for the Title ‘Consortia’. Necessary data was tabulated into separate sheets in terms of authorship pattern, geographical distribution of contributors, ranking list of Sources.

 

6. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE:

Baskaran C. and Sivakami N. (2014) Quantitative analysis is carried out to identify the literature growth, authorship pattern, collaboration and journal distribution on Swine influenza disease research based on data obtained from Pubmed databases for a period from 2006–2010. A total of 2360 articles were downloaded from Pubmed database using the search term “Swine*” subjected to bibliometric data analysis techniques.

 

Gawli Datta, Khiste Gajanan, Maske D.B.(2017) explained information about consortia, need of consortia, objectives of consortia movement of consortia based approach, consortia projects in university agriculture libraries.

 

Khiste G.P.and Paithankar R.R.(2017) discusses the “Bibliometric” as reflected in Web of Science for the period from 1989–2016. This study investigates the highly productive authors, Document Type wise, Country wise, Language wise, Publication year wise, Research area wise, Source Title or Journal wise. Documents by Language wise.

 

Khiste G.P.and Paithankar R.R. (2017) explained “Bibliometric” as reflected in SCOPUS for the period from 2008–2016. This study investigates the highly productive authors, Document Type, Geographical distribution by country.

 

Kumar Amit (2017) explores the growth and development of the periodical literature published by Emerald on the concept ‘Library Consortia’ and to provide the bibliography for ready reference on the subject from the study. Bibliography for ready reference on the subject from the study. Bibliographic data obtained from the Emerald database (www. Emeral dinsight com) using keywords like ‘Library Consortia', 'Library Consortium’, 'Consortia' and 'Consortium' etc. and recorded in MS-Excel-2010 sheet for analysis and interpretation purpose. The study finds 107 different categories of items have been published by Emerald during 1990 to 2016 in the respective discipline and 1999 and 2003 with 18.18% and 8.41 respectively were the most productive years in context of the total no. of literature (articles/research papers) published. Furthermore, it was found that Emerald has published more research papers in compare to the other categories of literature.

 

Veer D.K., Kadam Santosh and Kale, R.D. (2009) explain considering the increasing e-importance of e-consortia in the digital era. Present paper highlights on the meaning and objectives of consortium with its benefits. The paper also points out the growth of consortium in India.

 

Veer D.K. and Khiste Gajanan P. (2017) discussed Scopus is a premier research platform, helping to find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. The present study discusses the “Digital Library” as reflected in Scopus for the period from 1995–2016. The present paper investigates the highly productive authors, document Types, Present study is also aims to find out the top contributing Indian institutions, most prolific authors, the preferred sources for publications by Geographical distribution by country, Subject area, Source Type, Affiliation, and Language etc. The results indicates that there were total 18854 documents on digital library during 1995 to 2016. The main institutes contributing on Digital Library are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Fox, E.A. is the most productive author in terms of publications. At the international front, India’s contribution to Digital Library is 578 documents during 1995 to 2016 which is rank on Seventh.

 

7. PRODUCTIVE AUTHORS:

The author has analysed the data related to productive authors and it is presented in the Table 1.

 

Table No.1 Top 5 Authors which wrote highest articles on the ‘Consortia’

Sr.No.

Author Name

No. of articles

Rank

1

S Venkata Mohan

58

1

2

P N Sarma

32

2

3

G Mohanakrishna

19

3

4

Ute Hentschel

12

4

5

S Veer Raghavulu

11

5

6

Victoria J Orphan

11

5

Table 1 depicts highly productive authors. It is observed that S Venkata Mohan rank first who has contributed a maximum number of 58 articles, followed by P N Sarma with 32 articles and on 5th rank the S Veer Raghavulu and Victoria J Orphan with 11 articles published.

 

8. GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION:

The data related to Consortia articles has been analysed by top ten countries and presented it in the table 2.

 

Table No.2 Consortia: Country wise Analysis

Sr.No.

Country

Articles

1

United States

1063

2

United Kingdom

997

3

Netherlands

702

4

Germany

495

5

India

282

6

Switzerland

141

7

Brazil

39

8

Japan

32

9

Canada

25

10

Australia

21

 

Table 2 depicts the geographical distribution of authors. Among 4036 articles, United States tops the list with 1063 articles, followed by United Kingdom with 997 articles to its credit. India published 282 articles with rank fifth and Australia published 21articles with rank tenth positions.

 

9. CHRONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS:

The author has analysed the data related to Consortia based publications chronologically during 2007 to 2016 presented in the Table 3.

 

Table No.3 Year wise Articles published in J-Gate on Consortia

Sr.No.

Publication Year

Articles

Percentage

1

2016

548

13.58

2

2015

531

13.16

3

2014

518

12.83

4

2013

445

11.03

5

2012

411

10.18

6

2011

421

10.43

7

2010

388

9.61

8

2009

295

7.31

9

2008

244

6.05

10

2007

235

5.82

 

Total

4036

100

 

 

Graph No.1 Year wise Articles published in J-Gate on Consortia

 

Table No.3 and Graph No.1 shows that year-wise distribution of Articles. The highest number of articles was published in the year 2016 i.e., 548 (13.58%) and the next one with 531 (13.16%) articles was published in the year 2015 and lowest number of articles 235 (5.82%) was published in the year 2007.

 

10. RESEARCH AREA WISE ANALYSIS:

The author has analysed the compiled data of Top -10 different types of Research Areas and presented it in the Table 4.

 

Table No.4 Analysis of Consortia articles by Top -15 Research area wise

Sr.no.

Research area

Articles

1

Micro And Molecular Biology.(Life Sciences -> Biomedical Sciences)

447

2

Micro And Molecular Biology.(Life Sciences -> Basic Sciences)

358

3

Biotechnology.(Life Sciences -> Biomedical Sciences)

283

4

Waste Management And Recycling

260

5

Biotechnology.(Life Sciences -> Basic Sciences)

238

6

Environmental Engineering.(Environmental Sciences)

204

7

Public Health

198

8

Ecosystems and Ecology

172

9

Biotechnology.(Engineering)

167

10

Biomass Energy and Biofuels

163

11

Biochemistry.(Life Sciences -> Biomedical Sciences)

144

12

Pollution (Air, Noise, Soil And Water) and Control

133

13

Education and Careers

115

14

Medical Education, Training and Research

115

15

Librarianship And Libraries

110

 

 Table No. 4 presents the Research Area wise categorization of the articles retrieved. Research Area wise analysis indicates that maximum number of contributions was in the area of Micro and Molecular Biology. (Life Sciences -> Biomedical Sciences) i.e. 447 and on 15th rank Librarianship and Libraries published 110 articles.

 

11. SOURCES OF RANKING:

The sources are nothing but in which documents the highest number of articles has been published on the term “Consortia”. The related information is being presented in the Table 5.

 

Table No. 5 Highest ranking Sources in which highest number of articles published on Consortia

Sr. No.

Highest Ranking Sources

Articles

Rank

1

Bioresource Technology

104

1

2

PLoS One

64

2

3

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

57

3

4

International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation

50

4

5

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

47

5

Table 5 indicates that highest ranking sources in which articles was published. As per Table No.5 Bioresource Technology ranks first with 104 articles to its credit, followed by PLoS One ranking on sec­ond with 64 articles. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology is on five ranks with 47 articles.

 

12. PUBLICATION ACCESS TYPE:

Publication access type means type of category of articles whether articles are available Full Text or Non-Full Text through J-Gate Database is defined in Table No.6

 

Table No. 6 Consortia Articles Access Type

Sr.No.

Access Type

Articles

Percentage

1

Full Text Access

2804

69.47

2

Non-Full Text

1232

30.53

 

Total =

4036

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graph No.2 Consortia Articles Access Type

 

Table No.6 and Graph No.2 shows that among total 4036 articles 2804 (69.47%) articles are full text and 1232 (34.81%) articles are Non-Full text.

 

13. MAJOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION:

In J-Gate, under the category Consortia, 4036 articles were retrieved among which maximum number of articles was contributed in the year 2016 and minimum in 2007.

 

S Venkata Mohan rank first who has contributed a maximum number of 58 articles, followed by P N Sarma with 32 articles and on 5th rank the S Veer Raghavulu and Victoria J Orphan with 11 articles published.

 

United States tops the list with 1063 articles, followed by United Kingdom with 997 articles to its credit. India published 282 articles with rank fifth and Australia published 21articles with rank tenth positions.

 

Research Area wise analysis indicates that maximum number of contributions was in the area of Micro and Molecular Biology. (Life Sciences -> Biomedical Sciences) i.e. 447 and on 15th rank Librarianship and Libraries published 110 articles.

Among total 4036 articles 2804 (69.47%) articles are full text and 1232 (34.81%) articles are Non-Full text.

The data suggest that there was a significant research activity in the field of Consortia during the study period. The contributions of authors indicate a healthy pattern of progress in this field.

 

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Received on 22.11.2017       Modified on 28.12.2017

Accepted on 07.02.2018      ©A&V Publications All right reserved

Res.  J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018; 9(1): 277-280.

DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00050.5