Contributions of Pakistani authors to Library Philosophy and Practice from 2008 to 2017.

Author:Anwar, Muhammad


Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) (ISSN 1522-0222) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research.

Bibliometric study always carried out on specific journal or mainly on specific field of study. Bibliometric basically used to see or identify the numerous elements of an individual journal like authors, regions, collaboration and citations. Thanvamani (2014) identifies bibliometric has been taken into account to check quantitative evaluation of any particular organization and publications. Moreover, bibliometric is the study to analysis text or any other medium of communication and publications.

Bansal (2017) determines the bibliometric is mainly formed into two words "Biblio" mean book and Metric mean measurement. So, its mean bibliometric is associated to see the quantification of any text and any Medias of communications. Kumar, Sripad & Sureka (2016) stated that bibliometric is to utilize the checked the status of any particular publication growth and its associated areas. Wang (2018) identifies bibiometric is the tool to identify the identification of research trends. Bornmann (2014) states bibilometric used as a tool judge the impact factor of publications as well as employed to see the citation analysis. Additionally, the bibliometric is study which applies to find the status of any journal growth and research trends. Jimoh, Eshiemokhai, & Hambali (2014) disclose that the term bibliometric was coined by Allan Prichard in 1969. The term was taken from the written book of Allan Prichard under the title of "statistical bibliography or bibliometric. The definition of term bibliometric "the application of mathematical and statistical methods to books and other media of communication".

Gudodagi (2014) identifies that bibliometric is practice to take out the author collaboration, citation analysis, impact factors and journal coverage etc. furthermore; today world is known as knowledge and information world. The current study has been taken into account to identify the Pakistani author's contribution in the library philosophy and practice from selected period of study.

Objectives of the study

  1. To find out the frequency of publication

  2. To determine the author's contribution

  3. To search the papers length

  4. To identify the institutions contribution

  5. To explore the most prolific author's

  6. Most cited papers

    Research Methodology

    The present study has been conducted about the contribution of Pakistani authors to library philosophy and practice from 2008 to 2017. The research papers has been searched and retrieved from the online database of LPP. The retrieved papers have been analyzed as per selected objectives of the study. Manual computation of statistics has been made with the help of computer programs e.g. MS Excel and cell phone calculator.

    Review of Related Literature

    Gudodagi, S. C. (2014) studied bibliometric analysis of Indian journal of marketing during 2005-2012. He discloses the Indian journal of marketing is peer reviewed and published monthly. He identified 701 articles which were published in chosen period of study.

    Desai, K. D. (2014). She explored the bibliometric analysis of DESIDOC journal of library and information technology during 2012. She determined 65 articles were published in 6 volumes in selected time of study. She disclosed that university of Delhi top ranked with 9 research papers.

    Mulla, K. R., & Dhanamjaya, M. (2014) explored studied the SRELS journal of information management (2000-2009): a bibliometric study. They identified 412 research articles which were published in selected time period of the study. They identified authorships pattern, authors collaboration etc.

    Fernandes & Ferreira (2017) studied cooperation and competition in SME networks: a bibliomtric study. They identified 1151 articles on said study.

    Mongeon, P., & Paul-Hus, A. (2016) explored the journal coverage if web of science and Scopus: a comparative analysis. They find out 14637 and 23139 journal form WoS and Scopus.

    Majid, Chang, Hnin, Ma, & San (2015) studied the analyzing publishing trends I information literacy literature: a bibliometric study. They retrieved 1989 records form Scopus databases, which were published from 2003 to 2012. They described web of science is less information about information literacy as compared to Scopus.

    Thavamani (2014) studied the authorship...

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