Content Writer : Dr.Shantanu Ganguly
Access is Public
1.1 Learned Societies
- Indian Economic Association
- Indian Adult Education Association and
- Indian Anthropological Association
1.2 Evaluation of Periodicals in Social Sciences
Newspapers are periodicals that generally:
Magazines are periodicals that generally:
Journalsare periodicals that generally:
2.1 What is a Periodical?
- Contains multiple articles, often written by different authors, on a specific topic or subject area;
- All periodicals are serials, which issued at regular intervals an specific periodicity such as (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) and are intended to continue indefinitely;
- Include newspapers, magazines, journals, and trade publications;
- Usually has the option of being received through a subscription.
- Because they are published frequently, periodicals are the best sources for current information.
- Current events are usually discussed in periodicals long before they become the subject of a book.
- Periodicals often contain information on the latest trends, products, research and theories.
- Periodicals are the best source for ephemeral or very specialized information.
- Periodicals exist for every field and every interest, providing access to a variety of hard-to find information.
- Due to the shorter length of periodical articles, more topics may be covered within one volume of a periodical than in one book.
Examples of Scholarly Journals:
Examples of Popular Magazines:
Examples of Trade Journals:
2.2 Importance of Scholarly Journals
2.3 Growth of Scholarly Publishing and Usage
2.3.1 What is Social Science Citation Index
2.3.2 Journals Articles
- 15% in Psychology
- 25% in economics
- 39% in Sociology
2.3.4 National Literatures
Number of Journals
Rest of World
3. Journal Ranking Method
3.1.1 Impact factor
3.2 Bibliometric Studies of Social Sciences
4. Importance of Periodical Collections in Libraries.
The information should not be too old, as it might have been superseded by other research
Accuracy and completeness
- Year wise distribution of issues and Articles
- Authorship pattern and quantity of author in articles
- Gender wise distribution of Authors
- Position of Authors in Articles
- Author productivity of articles published by single articles
- Prolific Authors in Library and Information Science E Journals
- Types of institutions and their involvement in Publication
- Prolific institutions and their involvement in publication
- Pattern of collaborative research
- Appearance of continent name in articles
- Country of origin of articles
- Percentage of share of International authors
- Journal wise quantity of articles under broad subject headings
- Patten of cited references in Library & Information Science open access articles
5. Recent trends: Full Text Databases and Scholarly Publishing
6. Research Output
ICSSR Supported Research Institutes
Other Autonomous Research Institutes
Foreign Scholar/NRIs/Foreign Universities
Number of Papers
Other Foreign Scholars