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Date of this Version

2012

Abstract

The paper describes the bibliometric analysis of 998 articles of on information science and scientometrics (ISS) that appeared in different journals during the period of 2005-2009. The study reveals that, most researchers preferred to publish their research results in journals; as such 91.98% of articles were published in journals. More numbers (329, 32.97%) of articles were published in 2009. The authorship trend shows that, out of 1703 authors who contributed a total of 998 articles, out of which more number of (376, 40.96% ) articles were two authored papers. The degree of collaboration in ISS was 0.78, and the country wise contribution of articles, India would contribute more documents i.e., 83.99% of the total publications. It also further examines year wise distribution of articles, distribution of types of documents, length of the papers, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration among authors, degree of collaboration among co-authors, degree of collaboration among different category of authors, rank wise distribution of collaborators, institution wise distribution of articles, country wise distribution of contributions, state wise distribution of contributions, journal wise distribution of articles.