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Aim: This study is aimed to evaluate the bibliometric parameters of the literature published in the Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries (PJIM&L) for the period of 2010 to 2019 and indexed in the Scopus database.

Methods: The retrospective method has been applied to the dataset that was downloaded from the Scopus-Elsevier database on 5th January 2021. Two source titles PJIM&L, and its earlier version “Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science”, were selected and all the available bibliographic records of publications were downloaded in Comma Separated Value (CSV) file for analysis. The data was examined by chronological order, by the pattern of authorship and enlist the productive authors, further distribution of documents by affiliated country, keywords occurrence and most cited papers were presented. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to calculate the Mean and Standard Error of Means and the VOSviewer software was applied to visualize the keywords occurrence and author’s productivity.

Results: A total of 96 papers were identified by the Scopus database published in PJIM&L between 2010 to 2019 with an average of 9.6 papers per year with an average annual growth rate of 44.89. These papers were written by 127 authors and most of the papers (n=37; 40.21%) were written by a two-author pattern. Kanwal Ameen has emerged as a most productive author and most of the papers were contributed by the authors who belonged from Lahore and University of the Punjab found a productive institution. The research contributions from 15 foreign countries showed that international authors have trust in the credibility of the journal. Top-cited papers with their number of citations in Scopus and Google Scholar have been identified.

Conclusion: PJIM&L is a reputed and internationally recognized LIS journal. The citation analysis showed that its papers are being cited regularly worldwide. There is a need to change the frequency of publications from annual to biannual to attract more researchers.