Document Type : Articles


1 PhD Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Manipur University, Manipur, India

2 Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Manipur University, Manipur, India.

3 Assistant Prof., Department of Library and Information Science, Manipur University, Manipur, India.


Defence Science Journal (DSJ) is the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), India's peer-reviewed research journal in defense science and technology research. This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of 1855 scholarly communications published in the journal during 1994 and 2020. The publications have been searched, identified, and downloaded from the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Core Collection Database for 27 years, i.e., from 1994 to 2020. Software such as bibliometrix R-package Biblioshiny, VOSviewer, HistCite, and BibExcel have been successfully used to analyze the collected data. The study covers different features like types of documents, growth patterns, prolific authors, countries and institutions, and most cited sources. The majority of the publications were published in 2017. Researchers from the native country, India contributed the maximum number of articles (1405). The findings further indicate that the most prolific institution is the Indian Institute of Technology, which ranks top with 206 publications. The present study highlights the theoretical and empirical importance of the publications published in the DSJ over the past 27 years.


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