PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(IX)/163-180/33

AUTHOR: Deepak Kumar

TITLE :CITATION TRENDS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE: A BIBLIOMETRIC STUDY OF LIBRARY HI TECH FROM 2009 TO 2014

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to explore the citation trends and disclose the patterns of scholarly communication of the source journal Library Hi Tech from 2009 to 2014 through various facets of bibliometric. A total number of 288 articles comprising 7344 citations published in Library Hi Tech during the period under study were downloaded from Emerald Insights through UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium and analysis in detail in every possible aspect of bibliometric by using Microsoft Word and spreadsheet 2013. The study explores that majority of the articles published in LHT by a single author and the highest number of articles published in 2011 and also the highest number of citations were found in volume 32 in 2014. The majority of articles were research papers followed by case studies and the highest number of citations are from journals (53.59 percent) followed by web documents (20.98 percent) and books (13.81 percent). The analysis shows that the half-life of the citations of the journal, book and web document is 7, 10 and 6 years respectively and out of 18 core journals found in this study the Library hi-Tech itself got the highest rank with 7.24 percent of the total citations. As per the paucity of time and depth research implication, this research is limited to the source journal Library Hi Tech during the period of six years (2009 to 2014) and in total 288 papers published in 24 issues during the stated period were covered in this study.

KEYWORDS:Library hi tech, Bibliometric study, Citation analysis, Bradford’s law, Citation trends, Half-life of citations.



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