Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Spring 2-26-2021


The present ‘Bibliometric’ study was undertaken in the Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice (JISTaP). 102 articles published in the journal during the period (2013-2017) were studied. The study analyses various bibliometric patterns and found that the maximum 41 (40.20%) articles were submitted by two authors, followed by a single author with 36, in total 35.29% publications. Author’s productivity was recorded 0.48 average publication per author and the overall degree of collaboration was 0.65. In the Lotka’s law of scientific productivity, it is analysed that the expected authors are different from observed authors. After the analysis, it was found that the overall average references per article are 38.26. The highest 1507 (38.61%) references were cited by single author articles, followed by two authors with 1358, constituting 34.79% references were cited.