Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to examine the analytical patterns of the literature published in the international journal of information dissemination and technology on the basis of citation analysis and to analyse the articles published from the year 2017-2021. Results show that total 218 articles referred 1289 citations in which journals are the most favourable form of documents with the contribution of 54.46%.
Materials and methods: For the present study International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology has been selected as the source journal. (IJIDT) is a quarterly refereed/juried journal for information scientist/professionals and knowledge managers. All the lead articles and research paper of five volumes (Vol 7-Vol 11) containing 20 issues published during 2017-2021 have been taken up forthe study. Statistical tools, like tabular presentation of various data, line diagram,bar diagram and pie diagram are used to represent the study effectively.
Findings: From this study the major findings are: The number of papers in variousvolumes in IJIDT from 2017-2021, the maximum articles are published in 7 volumei.e. 56 (25.68%) and the lowest number of contributions are 35 (16.05%) in thevolume 11. Maximum number of references is found in 96 articles cite 11-15references with 44.03% followed by 6-10 references with 19.26% and 0-5 and 16-20 references with 12.84% respectively both. The distribution of bibliographicalforms of cited documents preferred journals as the source of information. Journalscontribute highest citations with 702 (54.46%) followed by web resources with 296(22.96%) and books with 182 (14.11%). Citations from theses/dissertations aremarginal. Here, others include seminar proceedings and report etc. Two authorspapers are the most with 73 articles (34.43%) followed by single authors with 64articles (30.18%) and three authors with 42 articles (19.81%). There are smallpercentages of articles published by more than five authors with 4 articles (1.88%).
Value: It is expected that citation methods are used in studies of properties andbehaviour of recorded knowledge for analysis of the structures of scientific andresearch areas.