Uncitedness in Scientific Publications:A Case Study of Tribology Research


  • Library, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram 605 108, Tamilnadu




Citation Analysis, Bibliometrics, Uncitedness.


This study discusses the characteristics of uncitedness and compares with cited ones. Literature on tribology research was selected as the sample and Science Citation Index Expanded of WOS is used to retrieve the related bibliographic records. The studied parameters are: yearly share, document type and language, number of references, number of authors, share of single authored papers and average number of keywords. The results show that there is a significant difference in characteristics between cited and uncited papers.


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B Elango, Library, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram 605 108, Tamilnadu

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How to Cite

Elango, B. (2016). Uncitedness in Scientific Publications:A Case Study of Tribology Research. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 53(4), 293–296. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2016/v53i4/86308



Received 2016-01-18
Accepted 2016-07-29
Published 2016-08-19