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The present paper analyses the acknowledgements appearing in the research articles and short communications in Annals of Library and Information Studies covering the period 1999-2012. The acknowledgements included in this journal are further analysed in order to find out frequency of their occurrence, types, number of acknowledgements per paper, highly acknowledged individuals, and so on. The results show that slightly more than 20% of communications contain acknowledgements and an average acknowledgement per item is 1.49. The acknowledgements are of composite nature comprising of moral support, technical support, access to facilities, financial support and Peer Interactive Communication type. The most common type of acknowledgements relate to Peer Interactive Communication, comprising of almost 1/3rd of total number of acknowledgements. Further most acknowledged individuals and their institutional affiliations have also been discussed along with list of Peer Interactive Communication individuals.