International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

E-Journals in Library and Information Science: A Bibliometric Study
Dr Vaishali Khaparde

Bibliometrics is the most active field of “Library and Information science.” Bibliometric study of electronic journals in Library and information science is the major portion of it. It is traditionally associated with the quantitative measurement of document materials or referred. The study is limited to 1147 articles of total 36498 references. Total 180 issues of 5 E-journals in Library and Information Science namely ASLIB proceeding, Library High Tech, Library Review, Online Information Review, New Library World from 2005-2009 was under taken for the present study. The E-journals which are scholarly peer received were only  for the present study. In order to perform quantitative analyses the present study considered only articles published in these E-journals during 2005-2009 that reported the results. Articles classified as Editorial Material, Power Point Slides of Conference, Book Reviews, Columns, Reports were not considered for the analysis. In the study of bibliometric study of e-journals 1147 articles were published in 180 issues on an average of 35 articles per issues. Average articles per issue have been found to be highest in 2007. Male have dominance in the contribution of articles in publication in the field of Library and Information Science. The trend in total authorship for both men and women from 2005 to 2009 appears to be a slight bias against women and in favour of male authors, among 981 male author 47.40 percent (465) male author publish their articles in their own capacity. The highest percentage of international contribution has been observed in LHT (98.21) and it was lowest in the case of ASLIB (1.15). New Library world ranked second.

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