PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(IX)/63-68/11

AUTHOR: Manoj M

TITLE :BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE JOURNAL ‘ANNALS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (ALIS)’ FROM 2013 TO 2016

ABSTRACT:‘Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS)’ is a premier publication in the field of Library and Information Science published from India since 1954 by CSIR-NISCAIR. The present study revealed the coverage of ALIS in different subject areas in Library Science, Information Science and Technology. A conventional type of bibliometric study is conducted to analyse the year-wise distribution of articles published in the journal, authorship pattern and geographical affiliation of authors, citations and reference patterns, length of the articles and subject-wise distribution of the articles published in the journal from 2013 to 2016 . From the study it is clear that the frequency of publication is consistent with around 32 to 38 articles published per year and an average of 9 articles per issue. Most of the papers (65%) are jointly authored and majority of the authors (81%) are from India. Most of the Indian authors preferred to do research independently as compared to the authors from other countries. On analysing the reference pattern, it is clear that the average reference per article is 20. The average length of the articles is found to be 8.18 pages with 4.68 keywords per article. It is also clear from the study that the most preferred subject area is Bibliometrics and User Behavioural Studies, which comprises of more than 50% of the articles published in the period of the study.

KEYWORDS:Bibliometrics, Journal productivity, Annals of Library and Information Studies, ALIS.

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