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Bibliometric Analysis of Library Philosophy and Practice From 1998 To 2020:

Focus on the top 200 Most Cited Documents.

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Waseem Hassan, PhD



We performed the bibliometric analysis of Library Practice and Philosophy (LPP) from 1998 to 2020.


In April 2021, the data was collected from Scopus, one of the largest databases in the world.


From 1998 to 2020, LPP published 3364 research documents with 6169 citations. The highest documents (n=988) were published in 2019, while the highest citations (n=1469) were noted in 2020. As per Scopus data, the overall h-index was twenty-one (n=21). In all publications, 4428 authors, 4238 institutes and 56 countries contributed. The number of publications, citations, and citations per documents (CPD), for all authors, and institutes are provided. By Vosviewer analysis, we also presented the scientific collaboration between the authors, institutions, and countries. Furthermore, based on the number of publications the top author [Bhatti R. (n=34)], University [University of Ibadan (n=136)] and Country [India (n=1252)] were also analyzed. Its worthy to note that only one document received (90 to 99) citations, two documents received (50 to 80), four documents received (30 to 39), eighteen documents received (20 to 29), one hundred and thirty documents received (10 to 19), two hundred and ninety-five documents received (5 to 9), six hundred and eighty-six documents received (2 to 4), one thousand nine hundred and five documents received zero (n=0) citations. For further analysis we selected the top 200 most cited documents. In all publications (n=200) 328 authors, 263 departments and 18 countries have contributed. Scopus also provided a list of 4292 keywords for all research publications (n=3364). To represent the trends in these publications, we manually analyzed and grouped them in various categories.


According to Scimago journal rankings from 2008 to 2012, LPP was in Q1 state in Philosophy section or category. This shows a profound growth of the journal. However, in the last five years (2015 to 2019) it dropped to Q2 state, which shows that concrete measures are needed to improve the overall quality.