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Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 645) Last page : ( 663)
Print ISSN : 0976-0911. Online ISSN : 2249-8818.
Article DOI : 10.15655/mw/2019/v10i3/49700

Characteristics of Highly Cited Articles in Communication (1989 to 2018): A Web of Science-Based Analysis

Kolle Shankar Reddy1,*, Rabindranath Manukonda1, Shankarappa T. H.2

1Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, India

2University of Horticultural Sciences, India

*Correspondence to: Shankar Reddy Kolle, Prof. Ram Dayal Munda Central Library, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak-484 887, India

Online published on 22 August, 2019.


This paper presents the characteristics of highly cited articles (HCA) in communication subject published from 1989 to 2018 using data from the SSCI of Web of Science. A total of 1108 articles (2.1%) were considered as highly cited articles (HCAs) in communication. Further, we have analyzed the year wise distribution of articles and their bibliometric attributes. Most productive authors, countries, and journals were identified. Cluster analysis of author-supplied keywords was performed, and the top cited ten article's citation life cycle was also examined.



Communication, keyword analysis, bibliometric analysis, journals, cluster analysis, highly cited articles.


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