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In this study, we attempted to analyse the quantitative growth of open access publications on library and information science education research. The literature data obtained from Scopus database and scientometrics methods were deployed to analyse the publications originated during 2011-2020. The study shows that open access papers on Library and information science education (LIS) has grown expontially and significant amount of research papers published by both academics and working professionals. Scientometric study of the research on Scopus indexed open access Library and information science (LIS) journals is essential to investigate the existing literature to identify a suitable theory for new research. This study retrieved 8380 research papers and 25661 citations from SCOPUS also find 2019 is the most productive year with 1642 papers and 2321 citations. USA accounted for the highest number of publications with 2166 papers. The degree of collaboration (DC) for ten years was 0.634. USA and Canada are the most collaboration with 24 papers.Library Philosophy and Practice” is the favourite source for researcher as it has published the highest number of papers totalling 3151 and 3932 citations. Further it has been found that information literacy, bibliometrics, academic libraries, scientometrics, open access and citation analysis are the emerging areas of research in this domain.