S Rani, K Chinnasamy


The Journal of Ecobiology is a leading journal publishing research articles in the area
of environment and biology. A bibliometric study has been undertaken using the
Journal of Ecobiology issues from 2007 to 2012. The analysis based on the total
number of articles and citations over the years 2007 – 2012 revealed that more
number of articles was published in the years 2011 and 2012 along with more
number of citations. It has been found that since the year 2012, the number of issues
of the journal per year had increased from 4 to 6. This may be the reason for the
sudden increase in number of articles and citations. 11.09 was the average citation
per article. The author-wise break up of source journal articles revealed that double
authorship was prevalent (43.16%). The study also revealed that journal articles were
cited more than other form of literature (64.08%). This paper attempts to report the
results of a bibliometric analysis done on Journal of Ecobiology

Keywords: Ecobiology, Bibliometrics, Journal of Ecobiology, Authorship pattern,
Environmental science, Biology.

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