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The present study measures research productivity of library and Information science departments in the Middle East. Data were collected from 16 countries whose LIS departments had at least one article indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science between 2014 and 2018. Journals’ Citation Report was also used to collect further data. In measuring research productivity, the number of departments’ articles indexed in the Web of Science database and the size of each department (number of faculties) is considered as output and input, respectively. Findings indicated that Bar Ilan University had the highest research productivity (3.7), followed by Shiraz University (1.17) and Haceteppe University (1.04). With respect to LIS Department Research Productivity    Occupied Palestine, Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait and Iran ranked first to fifth respectively. The results of this research not only can contribute towards identifying highly productive and influential departments, but could also lay the groundworks for a well oriented scientific policy and cooperation.


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