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The impact of scientific articles in respective subject fields are reflected by its citation counts in citation databases. Google Scholar (GS), a freely accessible database of scholarly papers along with their citations data, has an extensive coverage of Library and Information Science (LIS) literature. It is the only availableglobal database for the citation analysis of Indian LIS journals.The purpose of this study is an attempt to analyzethe publication age, citation density, most prolific authors and most occurred terms in the titles of highly cited articles of the journal“DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT)”based on Google Scholar data.Harzing’s Publish or Perish (PoP) software was used to download the data from GS. A total of 113 highly cited (citations = >20) articles were downloaded. VOSviewer science mapping software was also used for visualization purpose. A non-significant correlation occurred between citation count and publication age. There was also a significant negative correlationoccurred between citation density and publication age.