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Mendeley offers readership statistic to publications and use these readership statistics to evaluate research performance of an individual. The primary purpose of this paper is to investigate the Mendeley readership counts of Sambalpur University's publications from 1971 to 2018. In this study; bibliographical data exported from Scopus using affiliations search tab and exported data between1971 to 2018. A total of 1553 records were found. The exported data converted into a text file and run in Webometric Analyst software and exported the Mendeley readership data from Mendeley website. A total 1399 record existed in the Mendeley database, in which 173 data have no readership found and further, 1226 publications data analyzed. The readership statistics of Sambalpur University have no impressive growth. Further study found that the yearly growth of Mendeley readership was not stable, and it fluctuated over time. There were positive 0.3303 correlations between Scopus citation and Mendeley readership of the published papers. Mendeley readership statistics by country found that most of the readers are from India, followed by the United States.