Foreign Authorship Pattern in Selected Library and Information Science Journals of India

  • Dhiman Mondal Ananda Mohan College, 102/1, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata- 700 009, India
  • Arabinda Maity Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700 073, India
Keywords: Foreign collaboration, Authorship pattern, Bibliometrics, Annals of Library and Information Studies, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, SRELS Journal of Information Management

Abstract

Foreign authorship pattern to three leading Indian library and information science (LIS) journals during 2008 to 2017 has been examined to identify the acceptability and popularity of Indian LIS journals among foreign authors. The present study investigates the authorship pattern in terms of different aspects like journals, years, collaborations, prolific authors, countries, research areas, cited papers and citations. It is found that in last 10 year the three LIS journals publish total 186 foreign authored article having total 1267 citation and two-authored papers are predominant. Besides, the authors from Nigeria share maximum articles followed by USA. It is recommended that the Indian LIS authors need to emphasis more on international collaboration to output more foreign authored contributions in national level journals to enrich journals literature.

Author Biographies

Dhiman Mondal, Ananda Mohan College, 102/1, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata- 700 009, India

Mr Dhiman Mondal has obtained MLIS from Netaji Subhas Open University and MPhil from University of Calcutta and PGDLIM from TISS, Mumbai. Presently working as Librarian of Ananda Mohan College, Kolkata. He has published more than 20 paper in journals, edited books and conference proceedings. His areas of interest are bibliometric analysis, e-resources, open access sharing of information, etc. Contribution in the current study, he has conceptualised and carried out the data collection, literature review, analysis and interpretation works. He also contributed in drafting and revising the manuscript.

Arabinda Maity, Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700 073, India

Dr Arabinda Maity, has obtained MLibSc, MPhil, and PhD in LIS from the University of Calcutta. He is working as Professor in the Department of Library & Information Science, University of Calcutta since 2009. He has a number of publications to his credit which includes 4 book and more than 50 article in journals. His research interests are: Library classification, bibliometrics, ICT application in library, information sources, system and services, community information system and services, legal information system and services. Contribution in the current study, he suggested and improved the contents of the manuscript to shape it in the final approval version.

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Published
2019-01-14
How to Cite
MondalD., & MaityA. (2019). Foreign Authorship Pattern in Selected Library and Information Science Journals of India. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(1), 17-22. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.39.1.13691
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Research Paper