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Crawley-Low, Jill (2006). Bibliometric Ananlysis of the American Journal of Veterinary Ressearch to Produce a Core List of Veterinary Medicine. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 94 (4) 430-434.

Fosu, V.K and Alemna, A.A (2002). Fifty Years of Library Literature on Ghana: A Bibliometric Study. Ghana Library Journal, 14:1-15.

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Okiy, R.B (2003). A Comparative Analysis of the Characteristics of Authors in Four Nigerian Librarianship Journals. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, Vol.13, No.1, 55-63.

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Oyancha, O.B (2009). A Citation Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Library and Information Science Journals Using Google Scholar. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, Vol. 19, No .2, pp101-116.

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Sam, J. and Tackie, S.N.B (2007). Citation Analysis and Co-Citation Analysis: A Review of Literature 1. Libri, 46 (4) 148-158.

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The purpose of the study is to evaluate a Nigerian Library and Information Science journal in order to assess its performance viz-a viz importance index, influence weight and popularity index. Citation analysis was carried out on “Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management” ISSN: 2141-4297. The study examined articles and authors published in Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (IIJIKM) over a four year period of 20110-2013. The study revealed that journal is the most preferred source of citation in LIS research. Library Philosophy and Practice, an e-journal topped the list of journals most cited in IIJIKM. A significant revelation of this study is the use of Internet resources, which is fast gaining ground amongst scholars and academics in Nigeria. Findings also revealed that information technology was the most researched subject. There was clear absence of international collaboration among authors published in the journal. Majority of the authors prefer multiple authorship as against single authorship and are mainly from academic institutions especially the University. The paper concludes that the journal influence and popularity index is high in the South, where it is based and Northern part of the country. It is therefore recommended, amongst others that publishers of journals in Nigeria should explore the opportunities and infrastructure provided by international bodies such as INASP to publish their journals online, in order to increase their global visibility.



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