A Comparative Study of Selected Science and Social Science Ejournals of UGC Infonet Digital Library Consortium


Affiliations

  • Banaras Hindu University, Department of Library and Information Science, Varanasi, 221005, India
  • Punjab National Bank, Delhi, India

Abstract

The magnitude and eminence of e-journal of the UGC-Infonet digital library consortia in five subjects of social science and science discipline have been examined and addressed. While quality issue is judged by using Science and Social Science edition of Journal Citation Report (Thompson Scientific, 2007), the quantitative issue is measured by counting number of journals available under individual subject. The result of the study indicates that there are 8265 journals available in 97 different subjects. While highest number of journals in science discipline is available in medical science followed by biology and mathematics, Highest number of journals in social science discipline is available in history followed by economics and education. Of the total journals in science, 46.35% journals of biology are indexed in JCR. Most of the journals in science discipline have impact factor between 1-5, while most of journals in social science are not indexed at all, which signifies that quality of science journals are quite high than of social science.

Keywords

UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortia, Science and Social Science, E-Journals.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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