A Scientometric Analysis of International Journal of Library and Information Studies 2011-2021 based on Google ScholarVinayak P Hakkaraki*
This article discusses the impact of research developments in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies over the last 11 years, from 2011 to 2021. Scientometric analysis of the International Journal of Library and Information Studies journal found 681 articles from the Google Scholar Database from the year 2011-2021 during the study period. The paper was observed for 669 out of 681 records. This paper has analyzed various factors such as Document type of publication; year-wise distribution of papers and citation, authorship pattern productivity and the most cited paper and many more features. The finding shows that 146 maximum numbers of articles were published in the year 2018. The maximum number of citations 201 found in 2014. It indicates that M Chandrashekara and M Anjaiah have dominated the most productive author list by contributing 10 articles.
Scientometric, Author Productivity, Library Science, Reading Habits.
Scientometric is a field of study related to the measurement and analysis of the scientific literature. Scientometric is a branch of informatics. The main research topics include measuring the impact of research articles and journals, and understanding academic citations. Scientometric is the study of the quantitative aspects of the scientific process as communication system (Kundu & Nirmal, 2021; Mamdapur, 2020). This is often primarily associated with, but not limited to, the analysis of citations within the scientific literature. In recent years, it's played a very important role within the measurement and evaluation of research performance.
Google Scholar provides an easy way to search scholarly literature openly. From one place, you can search for subjects and sources such as articles, papers, books, summaries, court decisions, and more from scholarly publishers, professional associations, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant research in the academic research world. Google Scholar aims to rank documents in the same way researchers do by assessing the full text of each document, the place of publication, the author, and similarly as how often and the way recently it's been cited in other scholarly literature (Ali, 2020).Source journal
The International Journal of Library and Information Studies were made possible by the founders of the PEARL-A Journal of Library and Information Science (Tupe & Vaishali, 2016). International Journal of Library and Information Studies is a Quarterly Peer- reviewed journal devoted to publication of original research papers, survey reports pertaining to library science, information science and Information Communication Technologies and related fields. All research papers published in the IJLIS Journal are fully open access. Freely available for immediate reading, downloading and sharing with the general public, it supports more global knowledge sharing. Articles published in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies are cited by respected scholars and researchers around the world. The International Journal of Library and Information Studies have 13h indexed.
Review of Literature
C Velmurugan and N Radhakrishnan evaluated Scholarly Communication of DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology with the help of Scientometric approach (Velmurugan & Radhakrishnan, 2015). Within study, Scientometric analysis of articles of DJLIT from the year 2007 to 2012 has been carried out. The journal has published 302 articles during the period of study and most of the contributors are two authors with 41.11%.
RK Singh and AP Singh evaluated Citation Analysis of International Journal of Library and Information Studies on the Impact of Google Scholar. Within study, citation analysis of articles of IJLIS from the year 2011 to 2015 has been carried out (Ravi & Singh, 2017). Study found that 20 articles were cited 118 times in Google Scholar. C Velmurugan received the 14(41.18%) reference in the2013 form Google Scholar.
P G Naidu evaluated Google Scholar Research Impact on DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology: Citation Analysis (Naidu, 2017). Within study, Citation analysis of articles of DJLIT period of 24 years (between 1988 and 2015) has been carried out. Study found that 432 articles are 4199 times cited in the Google scholar. Only single article of “Eisenberg, MB” cited 254 times.
P Saha and H Padhan evaluated Scientometric Analysis of D-Lib Magazine Journal: 2010- 2016. Within the study, Scientometric analysis of articles of D-Lib Magazine Journal from the year 2010 to 2016 has been carried out (Saha & Hrudayananda, 2018). The journal published 244 articles during the period of study and most of the papers were multi author contributions.
MC Sab, M Kappi, KKM Ahmed evaluated the Scientometric analysis of pharmacognosy magazine with the help of Scientometric analysis (Sab & Mallikarjun, 2021). Within study, Scientometric analysis of articles of pharmacognosy magazine from the year 2011-2020 has been carried out. The journal has published 1494 article during the period of study and majority of publication are published article from with 1477.
Objectives of the Study
The main objectives of the study are:
• To identify the Document type of publication.
• To know the year-wise distribution and citations pattern of the International Journal of Library and Information Studies.
• To identify the authorship pattern.
• To identify the Citation of article.
• To examine the most prolific authors.
• To identify the Most cited 20 papers in Library and Information Studies.
• To identify the country wise distribution of contributors.
Scientometric analysis by the International Journal of Library and Information Studies found 681 articles between 2011 and 2021 during the study period (Pathak, 2020; Ramadoss & Dayakar, 2020). Articles were observed on 669 of the 681 records. 669 document samples have been selected for research in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies. All data was collected by Google Scholar between May 4, 2022, and June 19, 2022. It is also recorded in tabular form for detailed analysis (Sreena & Yasmin, 2020). This study was based on an analysis of the data collected and presented the results. This study analyzes various aspects such as document type, author patterns, and country distribution of contributors.
Results and Discussion
Table 1 shows the document wise distribution of publications that appeared in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies. There are about 10 items of publications in the study. The paper observed 669 records out of 681 records. The maximum publication published in form the research articles with 277 (41.40) and followed by the review articles with 186 (27.80). The smallest publication in the form of a short commentary of 1 (0.15) and a pilot study, respectively (Table 1) (Figure 1).
|Sl. No.||Documents Type||Records||Percentage|
|7||Original Research Article||21||3.13|
Table 1: Document Type of Publication
Figure 1: Document type of publication
Table 2 shows the total distribution of publications that appeared in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies journal. Here it is shown that a total found 669 articles were found from the Google Scholar Database from the year 2011-2021 during the study period. The maximum articles, i.e., 146 were published in 2018 (Verma, 2018). The lowest number of articles published was 7 in the year 2021. The maximum number of citations 204 found in 2014. The lowest number of citations 5 found in 2021 (Table 2) (Figure 2).
|Years||Total publication||Total citations|
Table 2: Year Wise Total Publication and Citations
Figure 2: Year wise total publication and citations. Note: TP; TC
Table 3 Shows that a total number of 1210 authors contributed to the source journal. The authors were classified into six groups (i.e., single author, double author, three authors, and four authors; five authors, six authors). From the table, it is observed that the journal has more articles written by two authors (345) followed by a single author (234); three authors (76) and four authors contributed 13 publications (Table 3) (Figure 3).
|Number of Authors Contributed||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021||Total|
|Degree of collaboration||0.625||0.608||0.708||0.564||0.661||0.690||0.619||0.678||0.476||0.720||0.571||-|
Table 3: Year Wise Total Authorship Pattern
Figure 3: Year wise total authorship pattern. Note: Single; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Total
Table 4 shows the citation of article that appeared in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies during the study based on Google scholar. 263 papers have received citation. Out of 263 papers, 5 articles have citations in the range31 to 70. 3 articles have 21 to 30 citations, 15 articles have citations in the range 11 to 20, 43 articles have Citations in the range 6 to 10 while 197 articles have 1 to 5 citations. Whereas 406 articles were published without citations (Table 4).
Table 4: Citation of Article
Table 5 lists the top 10 productive researchers. Apparently, the top 4 researchers have a clear lead in publication, but the number of other authors is similar. The most productive researchers come from India. Among the most productive authors, M Chandrashekara and M Anjaiah, who contributed 10 papers, stood in the first and second positions (Table 5) (Figure 4). And this followed by S Dhanavandan had contributed 8 papers ranked third, Swamy who contributed 7 papers ranked fourth and B S Biradar, K Surendra Babu, C Baskaran, M Madhusudhan, M Kumbar, VP Reddy each contributed 6 papers respectively ranked fifth.
|6||B S Biradar|
|6||K Surendra Babu|
Table 5: 10 Most Productive Authors
Figure 4: 10 most productive authors. Note: M Chandrashekara; M Anjaiah; S Dhanavandan; D Swamy; B S Biradar; K Surendra Babu; C Baskaran; Margam Mudhusudhan; M Kumbar; VP Reddy
Table 6 Shows the 20 most cited articles in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies. This shows that the article published in the year 2012 is the most influential (Prakash & Jayaprakash, 2019). The most cited work is the awareness and use of library information resources and services in Osmania University, Hyderabad published in 2011 with 54 citations, followed by Application of garret ranking technique: practical approach published in 2016 with 42 citations (Table 6).
Table 6: Most Cited 20 Papers in Library and Information Studies
Table 7 shows the distribution of contributions by country, showing that authors from 16 countries contributed to the International Journal of Library and Information Studies during the study period (Table 7). India has emerged as the leading contributor with 1101 contributors, followed by Nigeria with 67 contributors. Vietnam and China each made six contributions. Then Kenya and Saudi Arabia have 5 and 4 papers, respectively. Zimbabwe, East Africa, Ghana and Malaysia each contributed 3 papers, Bangladesh, Iran and Ethiopia 2 papers each, and Sri Lanka and the Kingdom of Bahrain 1 papers each.
|Country Name||No. of Authors||Percentage|
|Kingdom of Bahrain||1||0.08|
Table 7: List of country wise distribution of contributors
International Journal of Library and Information Studies is a Quarterly Peer-reviewed journal devoted to the library and information science field. The study was conducted based on Google Scholar Database from the year 2011-2021 of IJLIS. During the study period, the paper observed 669 records on out of 691 records. The maximum publication published in form the research articles, with 277 the smallest publication in the form of a short commentary of 1 and a pilot study, respectively.
The results indicate that a maximum of 146 articles were published during 2018.The maximum number of citations 201 was observed in 2014. It is observed that the journal has more articles written by two authors (345). Out of 669 articles, 263 papers have received citations. It indicates that M Chandrashekara and M Anjaiah have dominated the productive author list by contributing 10 articles. The most cited work is the awareness and use of library information resources and services in Osmania University, Hyderabad published in 2011 with 54 citations. Finally, it was noticed that India has contributed 1101 articles and stood first in the ranking of country list.
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Received: 18-Jul-2022, Manuscript No. IJLIS-22-69451; Editor assigned: 20-Jul-2022, Pre QC No. IJLIS-22-69451(PQ); Reviewed: 03-Aug-2022, QC No. IJLIS-22-69451; Revised: 10-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. IJLIS-22-69451(R); Published: 22-Aug-2022, DOI: 10.35248/2231-4918.104.22.1685
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