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This study evaluated the research contributions of Pakistani authors in the online journal of Library Philosophy and Practice from 2008 to 2020. The articles were reviewed to probe the most cited papers, authorship pattern, subjects, and gender-wise distribution of papers, to find the most prolific authors, geographical and institution-wise distribution of publications. The data for the study was collected from the website of the journals. A total of 178 research articles were identified, which were reviewed under the specified research objectives. Data was analyzed with the help of MS Excel and Publish or Perish was also used to calculate the citations of papers. It was found that 2020 was the most productive year with 64 publications. The paper of M. N. Ansari and B. A. Zuberi was the most cited paper with 105 citations. Two personal authors contributed 81 research articles while male authors produced 122 and female wrote 56 articles to the journals. Dr. Rubina Bhatti was the most prolific author with 34 papers, Punjab was the most productive province with 106 papers and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur was the most productive institution with 42 publications.