Publication Pattern of the Journal ?Trends in Information Management?: A Bibliometric Analysis

Abstract

Author(s): Manjunatha J, Guruprasada G. M, Varalakshmi M.

The present bibliometric study has been conducted to evaluate the pattern of growth of research output published in the ‘Trends in Information Management’’ journal. The study focus on the analysis of authorship pattern, most prolific authors, most prolific institutions and geographical affiliation of contributors of the articles published in the journal during the period 2005 – 2013. There are 145 articles published in ‘Trends in Information Management’’ in 9 years. The study result found that the majority of articles 103(74.60 %) were research article and the highest numbers of articles 87(63.04%) were single authored publication. Authors from India have contributed the majority of articles 154(68.14%) followed by Nigeria 20(8.85%) and Saudi Arabia 15(6.64%). Among the total contributors S M Shafi has contributed highest number of publications 22(9.73%) whereas his major contributions 15 articles is editorial material and remaining 7 papers are research articles, followed by Zahid Ashraf Wani 6(2.65%). The highest number of the articles 22(15.17%) published in the year 2011. Majority of institutions which have contributed to the journal are academic institutions. Out of 226 institutions, the ‘University of Kashmir, India’ (87) leads with first rank followed by ‘Taibah University, (15), Aligarh Muslim University’ (9). The highest number of the papers were published on the subject area of ‘Digital Library, Digitization & Institution Repository’ and ‘Scholarly Publications & Open Access Resources’ which represent 17(11.72%) each. The majority of the articles’ 44(30.34%) citations range between 10 to 19 per article and the type of majority of citations 1003(62.38%) were journal article

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