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Baladi, Z. H., & Umedani, L. V. (2017). Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences: A bibliometric assessment 2001-2010. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly, 33(3), 714–719. doi:10.12669/pjms.333.13258

Cabezas-Clavijo, A., Robinson-García, N., Escabias, M., & Jiménez-Contreras, E. (2013). Reviewers’ ratings and bibliometric indicators: hand in hand when assessing over research proposals? Plos One, 8(6), e68258. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068258

Chen, S. Y., & Wu, J. T. (2017). Global productivity of dermatological research: a bibliometric analysis from 1985 to 2014. The British Journal of Dermatology, 176(1), 234–236. doi:10.1111/bjd.14802

Chuang, K.-Y., & Ho, Y.-S. (2014). A bibliometric analysis on top-cited articles in pain research. Pain Medicine, 15(5), 732–744.

Clifford, A., & Shakeshaft, A. (2017). A bibliometric review of drug and alcohol research focused on Indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36(4), 509–522. doi:10.1111/dar.12510

Drew, C. H., Pettibone, K. G., Finch, F. O., Giles, D., & Jordan, P. (2016). Automated research impact assessment: A new bibliometrics approach. Scientometrics, 106(3), 987–1005. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1828-7

Ellegaard, O., & Wallin, J. A. (2015). The bibliometric analysis of scholarly production: How great is the impact? Scientometrics, 105(3), 1809–1831. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1645-z

Estabrooks, C. A., Winther, C., & Derksen, L. (2004). Mapping the field: a bibliometric analysis of the research utilization literature in nursing. Nursing Research, 53(5), 293–303.

Fu, H., Hu, T., Wang, J., Feng, D., Fang, H., Wang, M., … Feng, Z. (2015). A bibliometric analysis of malaria research in China during 2004-2014. Malaria Journal, 14, 195. doi:10.1186/s12936-015-0715-2

Garner, R. M., Hirsch, J. A., Albuquerque, F. C., & Fargen, K. M. (2017). Bibliometric indices: defining academic productivity and citation rates of researchers, departments and journals. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013265

Gasparyan, A. Y., Yessirkepov, M., Voronov, A. A., Trukhachev, V. I., Kostyukova, E. I., Gerasimov, A. N., & Kitas, G. D. (2016). Specialist Bibliographic Databases. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 31(5), 660–673. doi:10.3346/jkms.2016.31.5.660

Gore, S. A., Nordberg, J. M., Palmer, L. A., & Piorun, M. E. (2009). Trends in health sciences library and information science research: an analysis of research publications in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association and Journal of the Medical Library Association from 1991 to 2007. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(3), 203–211. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.97.3.009

Kalita, A., Shinde, S., & Patel, V. (2015). Public health research in India in the new millennium: a bibliometric analysis. Global Health Action, 8, 27576. doi:10.3402/gha.v8.27576

Kim, E. S., Yoon, D. Y., Kim, H. J., Jeon, H. J., Lee, J. Y., Cho, B.-M., & Lee, K. (2017). Citation classics in neurointerventional research: a bibliometric analysis of the 100 most cited articles. Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 9(5), 508–511. doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2016-012399

King, R., Hooper, B., & Wood, W. (2011). Using bibliographic software to appraise and code data in educational systematic review research. Medical Teacher, 33(9), 719–723. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2011.558138

Knutas, A., Hajikhani, A., Salminen, J., Ikonen, J., Porras, J., 2015. Cloud-Based Bibliometric

Analysis Service for Systematic Mapping Studies. CompSysTech 2015.

Koo, M. (2017). A bibliometric analysis of two decades of aromatherapy research. BMC Research Notes, 10(1), 46. doi:10.1186/s13104-016-2371-1

Ma, Y., Dong, M., Zhou, K., Mita, C., Liu, J., & Wayne, P. M. (2016). Publication Trends in Acupuncture Research: A 20-Year Bibliometric Analysis Based on PubMed. Plos One, 11(12), e0168123. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168123

Master, S., Lebwohl, B., Ludvigsson, J. F., & Green, P. H. (2013). Bibliometric study of the quality of celiac disease research publications. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 57(4), 527–528. doi:10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182a321cc

Merigó, J. M., & Núñez, A. (2016). Influential journals in health research: a bibliometric study. Globalization and Health, 12(1), 46. doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0186-4

Müller, A. M., Ansari, P., Ebrahim, N. A., & Khoo, S. (2016). Physical activity and aging research: A bibliometric analysis. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(3), 476–483. doi:10.1123/japa.2015-0188

Perrier, L., Lightfoot, D., Kealey, M. R., Straus, S. E., & Tricco, A. C. (2016). Knowledge synthesis research: a bibliometric analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 73, 50–57. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.02.019

Pu, Q.-H., Lyu, Q.-J., & Su, H.-Y. (2016). Bibliometric analysis of scientific publications in transplantation journals from Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan between 2006 and 2015. BMJ Open, 6(8), e011623. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011623

Royle, P., Kandala, N.-B., Barnard, K., & Waugh, N. (2013). Bibliometrics of systematic reviews: analysis of citation rates and journal impact factors. Systematic Reviews, 2, 74. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-2-74

Scotti, V., De Silvestri, A., Scudeller, L., Abele, P., Topuz, F., & Curti, M. (2016). Novel bibliometric scores for evaluating research quality and output: a correlation study with established indexes. The International Journal of Biological Markers, 31(4), e451–e455. doi:10.5301/jbm.5000217

Shen, J., Li, Y., Clarke, M., Du, L., Wang, L., & Zhong, D. (2014). Production and citation of cochrane systematic reviews: a bibliometrics analysis. Journal of Evidence-based Medicine. doi:10.1111/jebm.12101

Sillet, A. (2013). [Definition and use of bibliometrics in research]. Soins; La Revue de Reference Infirmiere, (781), 29–30.

Sweileh, W. M., Shraim, N. Y., Al-Jabi, S. W., Sawalha, A. F., AbuTaha, A. S., & Zyoud, S. H. (2016). Bibliometric analysis of global scientific research on carbapenem resistance (1986-2015). Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 15(1), 56. doi:10.1186/s12941-016-0169-6

Thompson, D. F., & Walker, C. K. (2015). A descriptive and historical review of bibliometrics with applications to medical sciences. Pharmacotherapy, 35(6), 551–559. doi:10.1002/phar.1586

Vali, L., Izadi, A., Jahani, Y., & Okhovati, M. (2016). Investigating Knowledge Management Status among Faculty Members of Kerman University of Medical Sciences based on the Nonaka Model in 2015. Electronic Physician, 8(8), 2738–2746. doi:10.19082/2738

Wei, M., Wang, W., & Zhuang, Y. (2016). Worldwide research productivity in the field of spine surgery: a 10-year bibliometric analysis. European Spine Journal, 25(4), 976–982. doi:10.1007/s00586-016-4442-3

Zhang, T.-S., Qin, H.-L., Wang, T., Li, H.-T., Li, H., Xia, S.-H., & Xiang, X.-H. (2015). Global publication trends and research hotspots of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a bibliometric analysis and systematic review. SpringerPlus, 4, 776. doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1542-1

Zhu, C., Jiang, T., Cao, H., Sun, W., Chen, Z., & Liu, J. (2015). Longitudinal analysis of meta-analysis literatures in the database of ISI Web of Science. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 8(3), 3559–3565.

Živković, D., Niculović, M., Manasijević, D., Minić, D., Ćosović, V., & Sibinović, M. (2015). Bibliometric trend and patent analysis in nano-alloys research for period 2000-2013. Recent Patents on Nanotechnology.

Zyoud, S. H., Al-Jabi, S. W., Sweileh, W. M., Al-Khalil, S., Alqub, M., & Awang, R. (2015). Global methaemoglobinaemia research output (1940-2013): a bibliometric analysis. SpringerPlus, 4(1), 626. doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1431-7

Zyoud, S. H., Waring, W. S., Al-Jabi, S. W., & Sweileh, W. M. (2017). Global cocaine intoxication research trends during 1975-2015: a bibliometric analysis of Web of Science publications. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 12(1), 6. doi:10.1186/s13011-017-0090-9.


This study provides an overview of the Library and Information Science (LIS) research from 1980 through 2017. We employ bibliometric and text mining analyses on a sample of 500 most cited articles to examine the impact of factors such as number of authors, enhanced institutions, document types and keywords on the number of citations that they received. We also investigate major trends in LIS research literature including contribution of different countries, variations across publication years and identifying active research areas and major journal outlets. This study serves as a resource for future studies on LIS trends demonstrating the attributes of the most cited articles in this literature. Specifically our result shows that the most cited articles are from USA, England and China. In Africa, South Africa and Nigeria are among the top 25 countries that are productive in LIS research. The most prolific year in terms of the number of published articles is in 2016 and the total number of citation is 51,589. We also found a positive and statistically significant relationship between the number of publications’ keyword, and the number of citations that they have received. Keywords analysis reveals that LIS research in combination of (academic libraries, information literacy, bibliometric, citation analysis, Open Access) and few others will be future research trends in LIS-related fields. Results obtained from this study can provide valuable information for researchers to better identify future hotspots in LIS-related disciplines.



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