Information Literacy a Scientometric Assessment of Global Research Output

  • Vishal Dattatray Bapte Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra)
Keywords: Scientometrics, Information literacy, SCOPUS, VOSviewer


The paper attempts to measure the global research output on information literacy (IL) on the basis of data retrieved from SCOPUS database during 1975 to 2019. The total output included 7070 record and 50584 citation. The average citation per paper was 7.15 per cent. Among the most significant sources titles used for the publication of IL research, Communication in Computer and Information Science was found to be leading journal with 380 papers. However, Journal of Academic Librarianship has been recorded for receiving highest citations (6.75 %) and highest (32) h-index. Pinto, M from Universidad de Granada has been observed as the most prolific author with 48 publication. Lloyed, A got maximum 1062 citation and the highest (17) h-index was calculated for him. Out of total output in the entire subject field, the subjects in the Social Sciences have been resulted for highest quantitative yield with h-index 170. With regard to the distribution by the types of documents, ‘Article’ seemed to be most preferred source over the rest. USA accounted for 46.94 per cent research output in total publications. Purdue University from United States and Queensland University of Technology ‘OUT’ from Australia have been most prominent institutions in terms of institutional output. 7070 documents produced 22353 keyword in which the phrase ‘information literacy’ dominated the remaining terms.

Author Biography

Vishal Dattatray Bapte, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra)

Mr. Vishal D. Bapte is working as Assistant Librarian in Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra since 2012. He is the Head of Acquisition Section, Periodical Section, Reference and Circulation Section of the Knowledge Resource Centre of the University. Previously, he worked as a Librarian in Shankarlal Khandelwal College, Akola.

How to Cite
Bapte, V. (2020). Information Literacy a Scientometric Assessment of Global Research Output. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 40(01), 26-33.
Research Paper