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Research Productivity of Library and Information Science Faculty of West Zone of India: A Bibliometric Study
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This study conducts a Bibliometrics analysis with the aim of identifying significant contributions of LIS faculties. There has been rapid increase of academic literature by faculties so that it is an important aspect to analyse their intellectual work with Bibliometric parameters. Bibliometrics used as a research method in Library and Information Science field. This research work based on secondary data total 13 universities taken from the West Zone of India in which 37 permanent faculties presently working. Researchers collected data from University websites, Google Scholar and Research Gate. In this study examined the Prolific Authors, Authorship Pattern, degree of collaboration and top Preferred Journals.
Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to examine the analytical patterns of the literature published in the International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology on the basis of citation analysis and to analyse the articles published from the year 2017-2021. Results show that total 218 articles referred 1289 citations in which journals are the most favourable form of documents with the contribution of 54.46%.
Methodology: For the present study International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology has been selected as the source journal. (IJIDT) is a Quarterly Refereed/ Juried Journal for Information Scientist/ Professionals and Knowledge Managers. All the lead articles and research paper of five volumes (Vol 7-Vol 11) containing 20 issues published during 2017-2021 have been taken up for the study. Statistical tools, like tabular presentation of various data, line diagram, bar diagram and pie diagram are used to represent the study effectively.
Findings: From this study the major findings are:
(a) The number of papers in various volumes in IJIDT from 2017-2021,The maximum articles are published in 7 volume i.e. 56(25.68%) and the lowest number of contributions are 35 (16.05%) in the volume 11.
(b) Maximum number of references is found in 96 articles cite 11-15 references with 44.03% followed by 6-10 references with 19.26% and 0-5 and 16-20 references with 12.84 % respectively both.
(c) The distribution of bibliographical forms of cited documents preferred journals as the source of information.Journals contribute highest citations with 702 (54.46%) followed by web resources with 296 (22.96%) and books with 182(14.11%). Citations from theses/ dissertations are marginal. Here, others include seminar proceedings and report etc.
(d) Two authors papers are the most with 73 articles (34.43%) followed by single authors with 64 articles (30.18%) and three authors with 42 articles (19.81%). There are small percentages of articles published by more than five authors with 4 articles (1.88%).
Value: It is expected that citation methods are used in studies of properties and behaviour of recorded knowledge for analysis of the structures of scientific and research areas.