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The present paper aims to enumerate the research impact of scholarly communications using Scientometrics indicators through a case study. Though the impact, as well as visibility study of scholarly communications, is always a debatable topic due to the non-acceptance by different stakeholders, efforts have been made to analyze selective Scientometrics dimensions of the scholarly literature such as trends of authorship, the productivity of authors, the ranking of institutions, geographic distribution, Productivity Index (PI), Domestic Collaborative Index (DCI), International Collaborative Index (ICI), Subject Term Activity Index (STAI) and applicability of Lotka’s Lw, Zipf’s Law. To illustrate these Scientometrics indicators, pertinent bibliographic information in the field of Information Systems (IS) is collected from the EBSCO database from one of the top-ranked IS journals namely ISM (Information Systems Management). The journal was chosen through clear evaluation criteria, and then fifteen years of relevant bibliographic data points were collected in a standardized format to meet the nine objectives of the study.