Bradford’s Law in the Field of Psychology Research in India
Keywords:Psychology, India, Countries, Scientometric, Web of Science (WoS), Bradford’s Law, Bradford’s Multiplier, Leimkuhler Model
The main objective of this investigation is to know the applicability of Bradford’s law in Psychology research in India. A total of global wise 14,30,700 papers has be published and 12,543 (0.88%) with 96,871 published in India than retrieved from the “Web of Science” citation database for a time of twenty years i.e. from 2001 to 2020. The study examined the countries wise research output, communication channels preferred by the researchers, and most productive journals in Psychology literature. The analysis of the study revealed that there is an increasing trend in terms of research productivity during the period. USA 5,11,528 (35.75%) Psychology research publications followed by England with 1,32,460 (9.26%) Germany96,620 (6.75%), Canada country 75,238 (5.26%), China and Spain both countries 2.49% research paper published and seven and eight stage ranked and India country psychology research papers published with 12,543 (0.88%) eighteenth ranked. The maximum number of research papers are published by Indian Journal of Psychiatry 4,316 (34.49%) and 3,909 (4.04%) citations first ranked followed by Asian Journal of Psychiatry 772 (6.17%) papers, 2,835 citations. The percentage of the error is negative and negligible (-0.00870), therefore the data conforms well fit to Bradford’s law zone.
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