Bibliometric Study of Scholarly Productivity of Library and Information Science Research in Bangladesh from 1971 2020

Keywords: SCOPUS, Bibliometrics, Scimago, Library and information science, Journal analysis, Bibliographic database, Bangladesh

Abstract

This paper aims to measure the extent to which Bangladesh-based Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers have published in leading LIS journals indexed by Web of Science (WoS) and SCOPUS. To answer this question, bibliographic information from LIS publications published in leading bibliographic databases from 1971 to 2020 were examined. Data from 266 LIS publication were collected, compiled and cleaned. VOSviewer software was used to carry out the science mapping of bibliometric networks. From the data it was evidenced that joint authorship and international collaboration have been increasing during this time frame. Authors from 20 countries have published in collaboration with Bangladeshi LIS researchers. Faculty members and the Department of Information Science and Library Management (ISLM) of Dhaka University became the most prolific authors and LIS Department in Bangladesh. The data compiled and findings will benefit current Bangladeshi LIS researchers and practitioners to assess areas of focus by highlighting, what they have, what they lack, and how they could grow to get direction for future research.

Published
2021-06-03
How to Cite
Islam, M. A., & Roy, P. K. (2021). Bibliometric Study of Scholarly Productivity of Library and Information Science Research in Bangladesh from 1971 2020. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(03), 213-225. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.41.03.16854
Section
Research Paper