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Citation patterns in the Moor Journal of Agricultural Research: Insights from a comprehensive analysis of 2006 - 2016 publications

Gbemisola Olayemi Alade
Bolanle Oluyemisi Fagbola
Sarah Oluwadara Anjorin


This research paper investigated the citation patterns within the Moor Journal of Agricultural Research from the year 2006 to 2016,  offering a comprehensive analysis of author collaboration, institutional contributions, and preferred information resources. The study  spans a significant periodand presents key findings that shed light on the journal's significance in the agricultural research community.One notable finding is the prevalence of collaborative efforts among authors, with threeauthored papers leading the pack at 32.79% of the total published articles during the study period. Two-authored papers follow closely, constituting 26.23% of the total output. In contrast, singleauthor papers occupy the fourth position, contributing 14.75% of the recorded papers. These results align with  previous research, particularly the findings of Singh (2017), highlighting the collaborative nature of scientific research. Institutional  analysis reveals that the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in Ogun State, stands as the journal's most prominent contributor, accounting for 39.80% of the articles. The University of Ibadan in Oyo State follows with 19.14%, while Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile  Ife contributes 13.40%. This strong representation indicates the high recognition of the journal among agricultural scientists in the South  West of Nigeria. Collectively, fifteen universities from the South West contribute 90.91% of the articles, while five universities from the  northern region contribute 5.27%. The South-South region contributes 2.39%. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike,  representing the South East, contributes the least at 1.43%, emphasizing the need for broader regional coverage. In terms of institutional  affiliations of authors, the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) emerges as the dominant contributor, with an  impressive 68.47% of the articles. This significantly surpasses other institutions, with the National Horticulture Research Institute and  Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, both in Ibadan, contributing 8.11% each. The substantial difference between IAR&T and other  institutions suggests a potential advantage related to its role as the journal's publisher. Further analysis reveals that the Federal College  of Agriculture in Ibadan contributes the highest number of articles (41.18%), followed by the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology in Ibadan (29.41%).. In conclusion, this research offers a comprehensive overview of citation patterns in the Moor  Journal of Agricultural Research, uncovering valuable insights into author collaboration, institutional contributions, and citation  preferences.   

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