The new ideas and discoveries first appear in journals therefore these have always been considered as an important medium of communication and dissemination of knowledge. Thus journal literature reflects current research trends and developments in a field of study. A bibliometric study of the articles published in journals determines the status of advancement and research activities in a subject field. As economics is an important area of interest for the social scientists. Therefore the bibliometric analysis of a journal literature of economics is very helpful to determine its research patterns. This effort provide a descriptive analysis of the papers published in the Pakistan Development Review during the period 1973-2009 with the purpose to determine the authorship patterns, the topics of the papers, the number of references per paper, etc. Along with other results; the research collaboration was found in an increasing order and agriculture was found as the most favourite area of researchers.