Google Scholar-based citation analysis ofIndian library and information science journals

Patra, Swapan Kumar


Indian library and information science (LIS) journals are not indexed in Web of Science (WoS) database and latelyScopus® database of Elsevier B.V. has indexed three Indian LIS journals. Hence, Google Scholar (GS) is the only availableglobal database for the citation analysis of Indian LIS journals. Based on GS, this study has traced the citation andauthorship patterns of selected LIS journals. Although, GS covers wide spectrum of scholarly literature worldwide, thisstudy found that Indian LIS journals have low visibility even in GS database. In terms of citations, multiple-authored articlesgenerally got more citations than the single-authored articles. This study suggests LIS researchers to increase collaborationsfor better visibility of their research.


Google Scholar; Citation Analysis; Library and Information Science Journals; Publish or Perish; India

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