Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, 2004-2015: A Bibliometric Study

Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, 2004-2015: A Bibliometric Study

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Introduction

The word ''bibliometrics'' constitutes one of the major thrust areas of research in the field of library and information science. It has quantitative analysis and statistics to describe the patterns of publications within a given field or body of literature. The term statistical bibliography was first employed by E.W. Hulme in 1923 refered the application of quantitative techniques of libraries. The word bibliometrics appeared in print in 1969 in Alan Pitchard's article statistical bibliography or bibliometrics in the December issue of the Journal of Documentation. It flourished in early 20th century with the works of Lotka, Bradford and Zipf who observed pattern distribution in word frequency, author and journal productivity. Bibliometric methods have been used in Eastern Europe countries to monitor science and scientists. The field of bibliometrics has produced major information scientists such as B.C. Brookers and H. Egghe. Bibliometrics refers to research methodology employed in library and information sciences, which has quantitative analysis and statistics methods to describe distribution patterns of articles with a given topic (Almind and Ingwersen, 1997), field (Campanario et. al., 2006), institute (Moed et. al., 1985) or country (Schubert et al., 1989). These methods have been used to investigate research trends of specific fields recently (Vergidis et. al.,2005; Falagas et. al., 2006; Kumari, 2006)

A bibliometric study of a journal is very essential to evaluate the journal and find out year wise distribution of papers, authorship pattern, citation pattern, length of papers, institution at distribution of papers etc. In 1969 Prichard first coined the term bibliometrics. There are various bibliometric studies has been made in a single journal time to time. Single journals bibliometric studies helps to know the research trends of a particular field of research i.e. year wise distribution of contributions, authorship patter and the trends of research collaboration, subject wise distribution of contribution, rank journals etc.

About the Journal

Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation (APJMRI) is a quarterly double-blind, peer-reviewed refereed journal of Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi is published in March, June, September and December of every year. APJMRI carries theoretical and empirical papers such as case studies, research notes, executive experience sharing and review articles, and it also aims at disseminating new knowledge in the field of different domain areas of management, information technology and related disciplines. It provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of knowledge among academics, industries, researchers, planners and the practitioners who are concerned with the management, financial institutions, public and private organisations, as well as voluntary organisations. Our editorial policy is that the journal serves the profession by publishing significant new scholarly research in the management discipline areas that are of the highest quality.

APJMRI is basically international in scope and organised into different colloquium streams, such as banking and finance, international business management, business research methods, financial management, general management, human resource management, marketing management, operations management and decision sciences, strategic management, economics, accounting, commerce, total quality management, business environment, business ethics and corporate governance, organisational behaviour, industrial psychology, enterprise systems, technology management, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, corporate restructuring, business intelligence and information system management. Each section has its own editorial mission, editors and review board. Through our peer-review process, we enhance the professional development of scholars, practitioners and doctoral students.

More specifically, APJMRI publishes papers that focus on:

* Addressing the interface between theoretical insight and practical application, connects the corporate world;

* Enhancing the teaching and learning levels of management, especially through the use of experiential pedagogies and empirical research and case studies;

* Representing the early stages of theorising about management and organising in unique and perceptive ways leading to business innovations and enterprise development;

* Serving as an intellectual repository for our readers' professional development. …

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