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Dear Editor-in-Chief,

I am sending our manuscript to you. I would like to have the manuscript considered for publication in your Journal LPP.

Please let me know of your decision at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely yours,

Md. Nurul Islam,

Doctoral Student

School of Information Management

Institute of Government Data resources

Nanjing University,

Xianlin, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China -210023



The goal of this paper is to examine the literature published on information literacy (IL) between 2017 and 2021 and reveal the most important trends in IL publication.


Scopus database was used to analyze specific aspects of publishing trends by looking at the literature indexed from 2017 to 2021 in the field of IL.


In 2017, there was a significant increase in the number of citations to IL-related literature. In addition to "Janes-Jang SM" and the "College and Research Libraries," they were both prolific authors and sources. Most articles were published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship (97) during this time period. The United States was the most generous donor. Research in the IL field has recently focused on "information literacy," "academic libraries," "library instruction," and "assessment."


Researchers can use the paper to learn about current trends in the literature on IL, as well as possible areas for further study, and it provides the names of the most productive authors, organizations, and countries, as well as the most popular IL keywords.