Indian Contribution in Information Science and Library Science Research during 1991-2015: A Bibliometric Analysis

Vijayakumar M, Shankar Reddy Kolle

Abstract


Authors analysed the characteristics of articles published by the Indian based authors in the ‘Information Science & Library Science’ subject category of Web of Science during 1991-2015. In this study, total 708 articles derived from the Web of Science database were analysed. The Indian contributions to the Information Science and Library Science quite meager in compare to world’s contribution. However, the Indian based articles were kept rising from 1991 to 2015. The articles published from1996 to 2005 have greater impact and the trend is towards multiple authors. The Scientometrics was the most productive journal; almost 25 per cent of the Indian articles were published during the period. Gupta, BM was the most productive author and articles published by the Bhattacharya, S, Nagpaul, PS and Rao, IKR had greater impact on the subject as well as fellow researches in the subject category of IS & LS. 


Keywords


Bibliometrics; Web of science; Information science; Library science; Citations; Authorship pattern; journals and India

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.37.6.11005

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