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Dear Editor

We wish to submit an original research article entitled “Webometric Analysis of Open Access Digital Repositories of Agricultural Sciences in Continents of Oceania” for consideration by the Journal i.e Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP)”.

We confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

In this paper, we have analyzed the websites of selected digital repositories of agricultural sciences in Oceania through different Webometric indicators to know the different link structures and the presence of Oceania Agricultural Repositories on the web. And from this study, information professionals, researchers, students can get a clear idea about the qualitative websites of agricultural repositories in Oceania that might help to fulfill their information needs.

And, we believe that this manuscript is appropriate for publication by the Journal “Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP)” because LPP publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship.

We have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Thank you for your consideration of this manuscript.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Sanjib Ghosh

Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science

The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, INDIA


Dr. Bijan Kumar Roy (Assistant Professor)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science

The University of Calcutta, 3rd Floor, Asutosh Building

87/1, College Street, Kolkata, 700073, West Bengal, INDIA


The paper focuses on the Webometric analysis and visibility of websites of digital repositories of Agricultural sciences in Oceania and also discusses several link structures and therefore the presence of the web through different indicators like Internet access, WebPages, and link count. Throughout this study, a popular search engine like Google has been used to analyze and measure the presence on the web of those agricultural repositories. The result shows that DAFWA Research Library, Australia occupies first place with 0.2719 % Self-Link WIF presence amongst 04 digital agricultural repositories in Oceania continents. aCQUIRe: CQUniversity's institutional repository ranks first position with 954 sites and 171 in-link sites and 0.1792% Revised or In-link WIF. DAFWA Research Library occupied the first position with 408088.45% index value followed by Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive and Queensland Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries e-Research Archive, Australia regarding the WISER index value of IDR websites. So from this study information professional, researchers, students can get a clear idea about the qualitative websites of open access digital repositories of agricultural sciences in Oceania which help to fulfill their information needs.