Document Type : Articles


1 Assistant Professor of Knowledge & Information Science, Shahid Beheshty University, Tehran, Iran

2 M.A. of Knowledge & Information Science, Alzahra University, Tehran


This paper aims to study the performance of the International Journal of Information Science and Management (IJISM) over a decade using scientometric approach. It also tries to study the                     co-authorship network of authors and institutions using different macro- and micro-level Social Network Analysis metrics. A total of 173 articles published in 23 issues of the IJISM covering the period 2003-2012 were analyzed in this study. The findings reveal that multi-authored articles published in the journal far outnumbered single-authored articles at 69.1%. Two-authored papers comprise the highest percentage (46.2%) of the total papers compare to other authorship patterns. Results show that the co-authorship network of authors in the IJISM is a small world network by demonstrating its short distance and scale free properties. Moreover, the famous notion of six degree of separation can be valid in this network. The study also identifies central and critical authors and institutions in IJISM’s collaboration network based on centrality, citation impact and productivity measures.

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