Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Fall 9-2021


This study explores the publication pattern, and trends of international papers published in Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS), and DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) from 2012 to 2020. It has covered to 160 international papers which are contributed to above two journals and indexed in Scopus database from 2012 to 2020. The retrieved data were analyzed using various bibliometric parameters like yearly growth of publication, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, scientific productivity of authors, and most productive authors to know the publication pattern and extent of collaboration among authors in such papers. Lotka’s inverse square law has also been applied to test the author productivity pattern of international papers published in ALIS and DJLIT. Findings of the study show that 346 authors from 40 countries have contributed to 160 papers with 2.21 mean authorship. The degree of collaboration was found at 0.86 mean. Nigeria has been identified as the most contributed foreign country with 36(22.50%) papers followed by Iran, and Sri Lanka with 13(8.13%) papers each. The trend of contribution of research to ALIS and DJLIT from 40 foreign countries proved that selected journals are enjoying a fair amount of reputation across the globe.