Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Quantitative Analysis of International Journal of Library and Information Studies

Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Quantitative Analysis of International Journal of Library and Information Studies

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Introduction:

The word 'Bibliometrics' is derived from the two Greek words 'biblio' and 'metrikos' meaning book and measurement. Bibliometrics is the science of measurement relating to books. The word measurement mean the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to find out growth of documents, scattering of literature in various types of documents, publication of documents by an author, impact of document and so on.

Bibliometric studies have been gaining significance in the field of information science in recent years

It has been found that many of the social science and science periodicals are also carrying a large number of articles on Bibliometrics. Bibliometrics involves measurement of several interrelated aspects of writing and publication i.e., quantitative analysis of documents or written material.

Bibliometric methods have been applied in various studies for a century and for using statistical methods for studying subject scattering in publication

The measurement of bibliographic information offers the promise of providing a theory that will resolve many practical problems. It is claimed that author productivity patterns, literature growth rates and related statistical distributions can be used to evaluate authors, assess disciplines and maintain collections.

Definitions of Bibliometrics:

According to Hulme (1923) (1) the purpose of statistical bibliography is to shed light on the process of written communication and of the nature and course of development of a discipline, by means of counting and analyzing its various facts of written communication.

Rising's (1962) (2) definition was one of the most classical definitions. He defined bibliometrics 'as the assembling and interpretation of statistics relating to books and periodicals to demonstrate historical movements to determine national and universal research, use of books and journals'.

Pritchard (1969) (3) defined the term Bibliometrics thus 'Bibliometrics is the application of the mathematical methods to books and other media of communication'.

International Journal of Library and Information Studies:

International Journal of Library and Information Studies (ISSN: 2231-4911) is an international online peer reviewed and indexed journal. IJLIS is initiated by the founders of 'PEARL--A journal of Library and Information Science'. This will consider any original contribution that enhance or illuminates Library and Information Science or Practice, or that educates or entertains the journal's readers. IJLIS is a Quarterly publication.

Scope:

The present investigation is concerned with the analysis of citations cited in International Journal of Library and Information Studies. Total 371 citations are appended from 8 issues of publication of International Journal of Library and Information Studies. These citations are utilized for the present investigation.

Objectives:

The main objectives of the present paper are:

* To know the various sources of information consulted by the authors in International Journal of Library and Information Studies,

* To test the authorship pattern in published articles in International Journal of Library and Information Studies,

* To know the nature of authorship pattern in cited journals in nature of authorship pattern in the International Journal of Library and Information Studies,

* To examine the core journals of International Journal of Library and Information Studies,

* To study the distribution of citations by subject International Journal of Library and Information Studies,

* To study the Geographical distribution of citations in International Journal of Library and Information Studies and

* To know the language wise distribution of journal citations in International Journal of Library and Information Studies. …

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