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Journal of Library and Information Communication Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 8) Last page : ( 20)
Print ISSN : 2278-3482. Online ISSN : 2456-9399.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2456-9399.2019.00011.7

A bibliometrics analysis of the journal “library and information science research” from 2008–2017

Panda Saroja Kumar1, Dr. Pandya Mitesh Kumar2, Cholin Hema V3

1Assistant Librarian, Central University of Rajasthan, Email: saroj4kumar@gmail.com

2Scientist C INFLIBNET Centre, Email: mitesh@inflibnet.ac.in

3Scientist-B, INFLIBNET Centre, Email: hema@inflibnet.ac.in

Online published on 28 January, 2020.


The present study analyses the various pattern of articles in the journal “Library and Information Science Research” over a period of 10 years from 2008 to 2017. A total number of 381 research communications from the journal published in Elsevier was retrieved and examined using well-established bibliometrics indicators. The study reveals that the journal publishes a slightly equal number of articles in each year per volume/issues. The average number of authors per issue was 19.45 during the study period. The highest numbers of 163 (42.78%) articles have jointly contributed by two authors followed by single authors with 131(34.38%) articles. The degree of collaboration falls from 0.53 to 0.75. The average number of references per article is 44.50. The study further investigates that 80.31% of the total articles were published with a length less than 10 pages. The highest number of authors contributed to the journal from the United States of America with 395 (50.99%) contributors followed by Australia (66, 8.48%), Canada (45, 5.78%). The study also reveals that the highest number of research paper published in the form of “Article” than another form of literature.



Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Authorship pattern, Degree of Collaboration, Citation, Library Science.


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