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2019

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Abstract

The two leading Indian LIS journals namely Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS) and DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) facilitate immediate open access to the published papers in worldwide and indexed in the Scopus database. Thus, it enhances the utility and visibility of both the journals and makes it very conducive for international authors to contribute their papers. This paper aims to determine the trends of the international contribution to two LIS reputed journals namely Annals of Library and Information Studies and DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology. The research sample consists of 106 journal articles published in 2 Indian LIS journals. In this study bibliographical data extracted from the Scopus database using the advanced search in the database. Further identified the foreign authorship by viewing the affiliation of authors. Finally, the analysis was performed using applications, such as Microsoft Excel and VOSviewer. The limitation of the study is that only international contributions were considered and analyzed and deliberately ignored the domestic publications. The study found that authors from Nigeria published the highest number of 35 articles. Furthermore, Wijetunge P. from Sri Lanka contributed with a maximum of 4 papers. The study also noted that the highest occurrence of keyword was “Nigeria” with 19 times occurred. However, International contributions to Indian tow LIS journals were not stable.

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