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Abstract

Google Scholar (GS) is the only available global database for the citation analysis of Indian LIS journals. The present study is an attempt to highlight the citation output of research articles in DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) published during the period 2006–2015. This study is based on Google Scholar data. Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were applied in the study. 406 articles were published during 2006–2015, which were cited 4122 times in Google Scholar. Based on Google Scholar, this study proves that the citation output of articles published in the DJLIT differs significantly with their publication year. The level of citation is not constant throughout the study period. There is also a weak negative correlation between citations of articles and its publication year. Although, GS covers wide spectrum of scholarly literature worldwide, this study found that DJLIT journal article’s visibility is decreasing in GS database.

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