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PURPOSE: This study is a bibliometric analysis of the “Journal of Library and Information Science” published between 2013 to 2020. Total number of citations, year-wise distribution, authorship pattern, authors productivity, degree of collaboration of authors are examined.

DESIGN/ RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/ APPROACH: The data for the period of 2013 to 2020 was collected by downloading articles from the Journal of Library and Information Science website References were arranged in MS Excel worksheet for the study. In this study, Subramanyam’s formula was used for measuring degree of collaboration. Further, collaboration efforts are discussed and examined.

FINDINGS: 89 articles were published during the 8 years’ period and total 1865 number of citations were available in published articles. In most of the papers, joint authors contributed during the study period of this journal.

RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS: In bibliometric analysis the maximum the citation frequency of an article, the highest will be the value of the journal. The bibliometric analysis also helps to trace the time gap between the publication of an article and the appearance of its citations in other journals. According to findings and analysis of the present study following suggestions are made by the authors for future research,

  1. Citation patterns of other journals and disciplines may be conducted
  2. Informatic analysis, Webometric analysis, Scientometric analysis may be conducted
  3. The Pattern of chronological authorship pattern could be explored