Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Research Publication Pattern of Library Philosophy and Practice (E-Journal): A Bibliometric Analysis during 2008-2017

Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Research Publication Pattern of Library Philosophy and Practice (E-Journal): A Bibliometric Analysis during 2008-2017

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Introduction

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) is an electronic peer-reviewed, accessible without any subscription charges journal in the field of Library and Information Science and indexed in Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISTA), DOAJ, Library &Information Science and SCOPUS. It was founded in 1998 and was published twice a year until 2007 when it began to publish a continuous annual volume. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) research papers are available at the websites of University of Nebraska Lincoln (USA), website https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/ and possess quite reliable publishing authority. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) is one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of Library and Information Science and day by day a particular journal has increased its popularity which reflected the finding of the study. Researchers of the Library Science all over the world equally prefer to publish their research results in this journal. In 19 years long period the journal has tried to keep up its main aim of acting as a medium for communication of all sorts of information to librarians, scientists, and academicians. It's covered most of the professional areas and burning aspects profession with a good number of articles.

The word 'Bibliometrics' is derived from Latin words 'biblio' and the Greek word 'metrics' etymologically it means the application of Mathematics to the study of bibliography. Bibliometrics is the application of mathematics and statistical methods to books and other media of communication. Alan Pritchard suggested this term in 1969.

"In 1948, the great library scientist, Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, coined the term "Librametry", which historically appeared first and was intended to streamline the services of librarianship. Bibliometrics is analogous to Ranganathan's Librametrics, the Russian concept Scientometrics, Infometrics, and subdisciplines like Econometrics, Psychometrics, Sociometrics, Biometrics, Technometrics, Chemometrics, and Climetrics, where mathematics and statistics are applied to study and solve problems in their respective fields. Scientometrics is now used for the application of quantitative methods to the history of science and overlaps with bibliometrics to a considerable extent". (S. Thanuskodi, 2010)

Literature Review

Shukla and Verma (2018) conducted a bibliometric study on the journal of Library Herald from (2008-2017). Total 222 published articles were examined and analyzed for authorship pattern, most productive authors, geographical distribution, references distribution and authorship pattern of references has been done and found that the highest 97 (43.68%) articles were contributed by single authors, followed by two authors with 87, constituting 39.18% contributions. Dr. K.P. Singh was the most prolific authors with 11 (31.43%) got the first rank. India emerged the first position for having maximum contributed 161, constituting 80.50% publications, followed by Iran with 17 (8.50%) contributions. Out of total 3060 references, the highest 1448 references has been cited by single authors and the maximum 1008 references has recorded in issue no. 2. Verma, Devi and Brahma (2017) analysed a bibliometric study of DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology from the period of 12 years (2005-2016). During the period of study a total 553 research papers were published in the journal. the study examine and analyzed that the maximum 229 (41.41%) research papers were contributed by two authors and in year 2012, 64 publications were published in the journal which was maximum no. of articles published in the particular journal from the marked period. The highest 88.95% articles contributed by Indian authors and B.M. Gupta was the most productive author with 25 (17.98%) contributions. Total 8516 references were cited with an average of 15.39 references per articles. …

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