Research Contributions in Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science during 1996 - 2012

Kotti Thavamani

Abstract


This article analyzed the various bibliometric components of the articles published in the Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science from 1996 to 2012. Various quality aspects of the 279 articles published in the period were studied. The study demonstrates and elaborates on the various aspects of the journal, such as its distribution of article by year, authorship patterns, distribution of contributions by institution, subject distributions, citation patterns, length of article, and geographical distributions of authors. Analysis of data reveals that more number of research articles are published from Malaysia followed by India. Bibliometrics / Scientrometrics / Journal Studies and User Studies are leading subject areas have been carried out during this period. The highest number of contributions was published in the year of 2011. The maximum number of articles has been contributed by academic institutions. Citation analysis of 6779 citations includes finding out average number of citations per contribution. The average degree of author collaboration has been arrived at 0.645 during the study period.


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