SCIENTOMETRIC ASSESSMENT OF PUBLISHING PATTERNS AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN AGRICULTURE IN THE JCEA MEMBER COUNTRIES
2010, 11 (1) p. 1-9
The study assessed selected characteristics of documents published in national journals and other publications in the countries which participate on the editorial board of an international journal JCEA (Journal of Central European Agriculture). Bibliographic citations from the CAB Abstracts database were employed. Search syntax along with some cataloging characteristics of the database was addressed. In total more than 89.000 agriculture-related documents were identified in the period 2000-2008 with journal articles predominating, followed by proceedings (conference papers). The two document types can overlap. English plays a role of the principal language, accounting for more than half of all records (48.000). Poland is the major contributor of documents, being by far the largest country. Croatian publications show the highest level of international participation in domestic publications, whereas the Slovenian authors shows the highest level of publishing in non-domestic publications. Altogether some 378 different agricultural and related life- and environmental sciences journals have been active in the region in this period. The results can serve as an indicator of regional publishing activities and behavior of authors.