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Bibliometric portrait of SRELS Journal of Information Management for the period 2004-2013.

1. Introduction:

Journals are no doubt the most preferred source of information in any field of research due to the nascent information that they carry and faster delivery of research output. But the increasing subscription rates and budget constraints forcing libraries to select and subscribe only the popular journals from the huge number of journals published in different subject fields. Bibliometrics and citation analysis have emerged as the important tools for selection of popular journals in any area of research or subject. As Zafrunnisha (2012) explains, bibliometric techniques are being used for a variety of purposes such as determination of various scientific indicators, evaluation of scientific output, selection of journals for libraries and even forecasting the potential of a particular field. Anyi et al (2009) are of the opinion that bibliometric analysis of single journal creates the portrait of that journal and indicates the quality, maturity and productivity of the journal in any field, in a country or region. It also informs us about the research orientation that it supports to disseminate and its influence on author's choice as a channel to communicate or retrieve information for their research needs. Taking these advantages of presenting bibliometric portrait of journals, SRELS Journal of Information Management is selected for this study. SRELS Journal of Information Management has emerged as one of the highly regarded journal in the field of library and information science in India. In this study an attempt is made to examine the characteristics and present the bibliometric portrait of SRELS Journal of Information Management.

2. Source Journal:

Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science has been publishing the quarterly journal 'Library Science with a slant to Documentation' since 1964. It was founded by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan. The title of the journal was changed to "Library Science with a slant to Documentation and Information Studies" from Vol.25 in 1988 and to "SRELS Journal of Information Management" from Vol.37 (2000). The journal has been publishing scholarly articles and articles of practical use in the fields of library and information science and services. SRELS Journal of Information Management is published bi-monthly (6 issues per year) since from 2010. Journal has well defined guidelines for authors to submit articles and is peer reviewed by the board of editors. Beginning 2014, the journal is published by Informatics Publishing Limited, Bangalore. From 2015 onwards, manuscripts have to be submitted online and the entire review process will be electronic.

3. Objectives of the Study:

The objectives of the study are as follows:

* To map year-wise distribution of articles

* To find the average length of articles

* To examine the authorship pattern of the contributions

* To study author productivity

* To study the range and percentage of references per article

* To study different types of resources used and number of citations appended

* To study different collaboration measures

* To identify and prepare ranked list of authors and journals

* To identify and prepare geographical list of contributions and State-wise list of Indian contributions

* To study Lotka's law of scientific productivity

* To study Bradford's law of scattering

4. Methodology:

The data required for the study was collected from both print and electronic version of the journal for the period 2004-2013. The references appended to each article were carefully scanned and tabulated in respective tables using Microsoft Excel. The details regarding number of articles published, author names and affiliations are recorded for each article. Citation analysis technique and required bibliometric measures are applied.

5. Analysis of Data:

Following section discusses the analysis of the data collected and presented under different table headings as per the objectives of the study.

5.1 Distribution of Contributions:

Table-1 depicts the number of articles published during the period 2004-2013. In all, 499 articles are published during the period 2004-2013. The study shows that the highest number of 70 papers are published in the year 2013 followed by 65 papers in the year 2012 and 63 papers in the year 2011. The lowest number of 35 papers published in the 2006 followed by 36 papers in the year 2005. The journal on an average published 10 papers per issue. The number of papers published each year is not consistent and there is sudden rise in the number of papers in the years 2010-2013. This could be because of the fact that the journal's frequency is changed from Quarterly to Bi-Monthly from 2010.

5.2 Length of Articles:

The length of the articles is shown in Table-2 where it is found that 253 (50.70%) articles had page length in the range of 6-10 pages followed by 130 (26.10%) in the page range of 10-15 pages. There are 4 (0.80%) articles having more than or equal to 31 pages. An article published in the year 2013 has the maximum page length of 42 pages. zzz 5.3 Authorship Pattern:

The authorship pattern is analysed to determine the percentage of single and multiple authors. From Table-3, it is revealed that single and two-authored contributions have dominated this journal. Single authored contributions accounts for 173 (34.70%), two authors are 258 (51.70%), three authors 54 (10.82%), four authors 9 (1.80%) and more than four authored papers are 5 (1.00%). In all, there are 326 (65.30%) multi- authored contributions during the study period.

5.4 Author Productivity:

Yoshikane et al (2009) in their paper published in Scientometrics journal have given a formula to calculate Average Author Per Paper (AAPP) and Productivity Per Author. The formula is mathematically represented as below:

Average Author Per Paper = No. of Authors/No. of Papers

Productivity Per Author = No. of Papers/No. of Authors

Table-4 depicts the data pertaining to author productivity and average author per paper. It is revealed from Table-4 that the average authors per article is 1.83 for 499 articles published during the period 2004-2013. It is also clear from above Table-4 that for the years 2008 & 2013 equal average number of authors per article is recorded i.e., 1.82.

The average productivity per author is 0.55 and ranges between 0.49-0.61 for the period 2004-2013. The years 2008 and 2013 have recorded equal productivity per author i.e., 0.55 and it is highest for the year 2004.

5.5 Lotka's Law of Scientific Productivity:

Lotka's Inverse Square Law of Scientific Productivity describes the frequency of publication by authors in any given field/subject. It states that the number of authors producing n contributions is approximately equal to 1/n2 of the number of authors that produce only one contribution. For example if Sixty authors out of One Hundred in a subject area produce only one paper, then Fifteen out of One Hundred will produce two papers, Seven out of One Hundred three papers and so on. Lotka's Law is mathematically expressed as:

[Y.sub.x] = C/[X.sup.n]

Where, Y is the number of authors credited with X (1, 2, 3, 4......) papers

C is the number of authors contributing one paper And n is rate
[X.sup.n] * [Y.sub.x] = C   (Where X = 1)
i.e., 1 * 397 = C           (C = 397, number of authors
                              contributing one paper)

When X=2

[2.sup.n] x 82 = C          (C = 397)
[2.sup.n] = 397/82 = 4.84   (by applying log)

n log(2) = log(4.84)

n = log(4.84) / log(2)      (Where log(4.84) = 0.684 &
                              log(2) = 0.301)


Therefore,
When Y = 1    [Y.sub.1] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[1.sup.2.27]
When Y = 2    [Y.sub.2] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[2.sup.2.27]
When Y = 3    [Y.sub.3] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[3.sup.2.27]
When Y = 4    [Y.sub.4] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[4.sup.2.27]
When Y = 5    [Y.sub.5] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[5.sup.2.27]
When Y = 6    [Y.sub.6] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[6.sup.2.27]
When Y = 7    [Y.sub.7] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[7.sup.2.27]
When Y = 8    [Y.sub.8] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[8.sup.2.27]
When Y = 9    [Y.sub.9] = C/[X.sup.n]    397/[9.sup.2.27]
When Y = 10   [Y.sub.10] = C/[X.sup.n]   397/[10.sup.2.27]
When Y = 11   [Y.sub.11] = C/[X.sup.n]   397/[11.sup.2.27]

When Y = 1    = 397/1        = 397
When Y = 2    = 397/4.82     = 82
When Y = 3    = 397/12.11    = 32
When Y = 4    = 397/23.26    = 17
When Y = 5    = 397/38.60    = 10
When Y = 6    = 397/58.40    = 06
When Y = 7    = 397/82.87    = 04
When Y = 8    = 397/112.21   = 03
When Y = 9    = 397/146.60   = 02
When Y = 10   = 397/186.21   = 02
When Y = 11   = 397/231.19   = 01


In order to study the Lotka's law of scientific productivity, following table is prepared.

In the present study 557 authors have contributed 499 articles during the period 2004-2013. There are 397 (71.28%) authors contributing one article, 82 (14.72%) authors contributing two articles, 29 (5.20%) authors contributing 3 articles, 18 (3.23%) authors contributing 4 & 5 articles and so on.

To calculate the value of n, data from observed authors is used and is found to be 2.27 i.e., n=2.27. It is clear from Table-5 that the observed and expected authors are nearly same with n=2.27. Author productivity pattern of SRELS Journal of Information Management conform Lotka's law at a value of n=2.27.

5.6 Collaboration Measures:

In order to compare the extent of collaboration in two fields or to show the trend towards multiple authorships, Ajiferuke et al (1983) have proposed a measure called "Collaboration Coefficient" which incorporates the merits of Collaboration Index (CI) of Lawani (1980) and Degree of Collaboration (DC) of Subramanyam (1983).

Suppose, if a paper has a single author, the author receives one credit; if two, each receives % credit, and in general, if there are 'n' number of authors, each of them receives 1/n credits. Hence, the average credit awarded to each author of a random paper is E [1/n], a value which lies between 0 and 1. If '0' is to correspond to single authorship, then the collaborative co-efficient is defined as:

CC = 1 - [f.sub.1]+(1/2)[f.sub.2]+(1/3)[f.sub.3]+...+(1/k)[f.sub.k]

Where

[F.sub.j] = the number of j-authored papers published in a discipline during a certain period of time.

N = the total number of research papers published in a discipline during a certain period of time.

K = the greatest number of authors per paper in a discipline.

The Collaboration Index of Lawani is mathematically expressed as:

Collaboration Index (CI) = Total Authors/Total Joint Papers

Hence, Collaboration Index for the period 2004-2013 for SRELS Journal of Information Management is 2.28.

The Degree of Collaboration of Subramanyam is mathematically expressed as:

Degree of Collaboration (DC) = Nm/Nm + Ns

Where,

Nm = No. of Multi-author publications during a specific period in a discipline Ns = No. of single-authored publications in a discipline during a given period of time

Hence, Degree of Collaboration for the period 2004-2013 for SRELS Journal of Information Management is 0.65.

The Collaboration Coefficient for the period 2004-2013 for SRELS Journal of Information Management is 0.35.

5.7 Year-Wise Appearance of Citations:

During the publication period of 2004-2013, in all 6,224 citations were found appended to 499 articles. From Table-7 it is clear that highest number of 1156 (18.57%) citations were appended in the year 2013, followed by 880 (14.14%) citations in the year 2010. The year 2005 recorded least number of citations i.e., 323 (5.19%). The average number of citations per paper is more than 12 (i.e., 12.47). This also shows that authors have used and cited different types of resources in their articles.

5.8 Distribution of Citations:

Table-8 presents data on the range and percentage of references per articles. It is clear from Table-8 that, out of 499 articles published during the period 2004-2013, 11 (2.20%) articles didn't have any cited references. The articles having references ranging from 6-10 form the largest group i.e., 175 (35.07%) and articles having references ranging from 31-35 form the lowest group i.e., 10 (2.00%). An article published in the year 2013 had 174 cited references.

5.9 Form-Wise Distribution of Citations:

Table-9 gives the year-wise break-up of various forms of resources used by the authors. Among the cited references, journals 2,769 (44.49%) are the heavily used resources followed by books 1401 (22.51%). Journal articles carry nascent information which could be the reason for highly preferred source of information among the authors contributing to this journal. Many of the bibliometric studies on single journals have proved journal articles as the most preferred choice of resource by the authors. Web pages 971 (15.60%) are also increasingly used by the authors. There are 7.73% of conference papers and 2.92% of reports cited by the authors. The other type of resources such as thesis and dissertations, reference materials, blogs, standards, newspapers etc. have least attracted the attention of the authors and accounted only 6.75% of total citations.

5.10 Ranked List of Prolific Authors:

Table-10 depicts the list of prolific authors who have contributed at least 5 or more articles during the study period. There are 915 authors (each author is given one point, thus multiple authorship articles were given multiple data entries) contributing 499 articles to SRELS Journal of Information Management during the period 2004-2013. The most leading authors are Khaiser Nikam and MP Satija with 11 articles each followed by KM Krishna with 10 articles and Mahesh V Mudhol with 9 articles. There are 4 authors contributing 8 articles each and 2 authors have contributed 7 articles each followed by 3 authors contributing 6 articles each. Five articles have been contributed by 18 authors. As many as 29 authors have contributed 3 articles each, 82 authors have contributed 2 articles each and 397 authors have contributed 1 article each during the period 2004-2013.

5.11 Geographical Distribution of Contributions:

An attempt has been made to study the geographical distribution of contributions. It is revealed from Table-11 that majority of contributors are from India with 867 (94.75%) contributors followed by Kenya and USA with 10 (1.09%) contributions and Sri Lanka with 4 (0.43%) contributions. Authors from Canada, Germany, Thailand, UAE, West Indies, Iran, UK, Italy, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, France and China have also contributed articles to this journal. Authors from 17 countries have published their research in SRELS Journal of Information Management.

5.12 State-Wise Distribution of Indian Contributions:

An attempt is also made to study the contributions made by the authors of different States of India. It is revealed from Table-12 that majority of contributors are from Karnataka with 378 (43.59%) contributions followed by Tamil Nadu with 80 (9.23%) and West Bengal with 72 (8.31%) contributions. Least number of papers have been contributed by Himachal Pradesh with 1 (0.12%) contribution followed by Assam, Pondicherry and Uttaranchal with 2 (0.23%) contributions each.

5.13 Ranked List of Journals:

Table-13 provides the rank list of top 20 journals preferred by the authors during the publication phase of 2004-2013 of SRELS Journal of Information Management. The 2769 articles in journals are scattered in 643 journals. The top 20 journals accounted for almost 50.52% of total 2769 journal citations. SRELS Journal of Information Management has emerged as the most preferred journal among the authors contributing to it with 197 (7.11%) citations. There are three Indian journals among top five journals.

5.14 Bradford's Law of Scattering:

Bradford's law of scattering was first formulated by Samuel Clement Bradford and coined so by BC Vickery is a bibliometric law. Bradford's law of scattering states that one could assume...."that the bulk of the papers on a specific subject would be published in a few journals specially devoted to that subject or to the major subject of which it forms a part, together with certain border-line journals and some more general periodicals." Bradford's law of scattering indicating three productive zones where the number of journals published increased from one zone to the next according to the expression 1:n:n2:n3.....Accordingly considering this expression into the present study, the total 2769 journal citations are divided into three groups as presented in Table-15.

It is clear from Table-15 that the first zone contained 11 journals with 959 citations which is the nuclear zone and journals falling in this zone are called core journals. The second quantum of 927 citations forming the second zone are contained in approximately in next 64 journals which is the first peripheral zone around the nucleus and journals falling in this zone are known as allied journals. The third or last quantum of 883 citations forming the third zone are contained in next 568 journals, which is second peripheral zone around the first peripheral zone and journals falling in this zone are known as alien journals. The summary of division of zones is as below:

Zone 1: Top 11 journals that produced 959 (34.63%) citations Zone 2: Next 64 journal that produced 927 (33.48%) citations Zone 3: Next 568 journals that produced 883 (31.89%) citations

According to Bradford's law, the zones, thus identified will form an approximately geometric series in the form 1:n:n2. The relationship of each zone in the present study is 11:64:568. Here, 11 denote the number of journals in the nucleus and the mean Bradford multiplier is 7.36.

Hence, 11:11 x 7.36:11 x (7.36)2 11:80.96:595.86>>687.82

The Percentage of Error = 687.82-643/643 x 100 = 6.97%

It is clear that Percentage of Error is high and hence the data will not fit Bradford's Law.

5.15 Verification of Bradford Law through Leimkuhler Model:

The Leimkuhler (1967) model is applied to verify Bradford's Law of scattering. In this study both Bradford's as well as Leimkuhler's models are tested to verify the scattering of literature in SRELS Journal of Information Management. Leimkuhler model expressed in the form of verbal formulation of Bradford's law as:

R(r) = a log(1+br) where, R(r) = cumulative number of articles contributed by journals of rank 1, 2, 3. ...... r

[Egghe.sup.8] explained Leimkuhler model as:

a = [Y.sub.0]/logK b = k-1/[r.sub.0]

[r.sub.0] = number of journals in Bradford's first group k = Bradford's multiplier a and b are the constants appearing in Leimkuhler model.

For calculating Bradford Multiplier, Egghe (1990) has given a mathematical expression as:

k = [([e.sup.[gamma]] x [y.sub.m]).sup.1/p]

[gamma] = 0.5772 (Euler's number)

e = 2.718 (constant)

[e.sup.[gamma]] = 1.781

p = 3

[y.sub.m] = number of articles in the most productive journal (197 in this study)

k = [(1.781 x 197).sup.1/3]

k = 7

[r.sub.0] = T(k-1) / (k[rho]-1) [r.sub.0] = number of journals in Bradford's first zone T = Total number of journals in Bradford zone

[r.sub.0] = 643(7-1) / ([7.sup.3]-1)

[r.sub.0] = 11.30

[r.sub.1] = [r.sub.0] x k = 11.30 x 7 = 79.10 [r.sub.2] = [r.sub.0] x [k.sup.2] = 11.30 x [7.sup.2] = 553.70

[y.sub.0] = A / p [y.sub.0] = number of articles in every Bradford zone

[y.sub.0] = 2769 / 3 = 923

a = [y.sub.0] / log(k) = 923 / log(7) = 923 / 0.845 = 1092

b = (k-1) / [r.sub.0] = (7-1) / 11.30 = 6 / 11.30 = 0.53

Therefore, the Bradford's distribution is written as:
Table-16: Scattering of journals and citations
over Bradford's zones

Zone   No. of      No. of         % of
       Journals   Citations   Citations

1         11         959          34.63
2         79         999          33.48
3        553         811          31.89
         643        2769         100.00


Hence, 11.30:11.30 x 7:11.30 x 72 = 11.30:79.10:553.70>>644.10 Or, 11:79:553>>644

Percentage Error = 644-643/643 x 100 = 0.15%

Hence, it can be noted from above calculations that the percentage of error is very negligible and the Bradford's law fits very well in this data set. It can also be noted from Table-16 that the three zones are not exactly the 1/3rd of total citations.

6. Findings and Conclusions:

In this study majority of bibliometric indicators have been studies and results are discussed and presented under different table headings. From the above discussions it can be concluded that SRELS Journal of Information Management has published papers mostly from Indian authors with few exceptions. During the publication phase of 2004-2013, total 499 articles have been published with 6224 citations appended to them. The journal self citation is 7.11% which brings it to the 1st rank in the ranked list of journals preferred by the authors. Authors have mainly depended on journals (44.49%) and books (22.51%) as their preferred choice of information sources. The shift from print to electronic and the authors' choice of electronic resources has made Web Pages (15.60%) as other important source of information. Nearly 51.00% of articles have a page range of 6-10 pages. Pattern of authorship of articles indicates that the highest contributions are two-authored (51.70%) followed by single authored (34.70%). The collaborative measures are calculated as per Ajiferuke et al (0.35), Lawani (2.28) and Subramanyam (0.65). The distribution of journal citations confirms to Bradford's law of distribution through Leimkuhler model. This study has also highlighted the variety of bibliometric measures that can be used to understand the characteristics and present the portrait of a journal which in turn reflect the characteristics of the literature and the communication behaviour. Over a period of time, SRELS Journal of Information Management has emerged as one of important journal in the field of library and information and information science and a great communication tool for the library science professionals to publish their research.

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Ghouse Modin N. Mamdapur

Scientist--Information & Documentation Synthite Industries Limited, Synthite Valley, Kolenchery, Kerala--682 311

E-Mail: ghouse@synthite.com

Iqbalahmad U. Rajgoli *

Scientist/Engineer--SC, Library & Documentation, ISRO Headquarters, Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bangalore, Karnataka--560 094

E-Mail: iqbal786@isro.gov.in

Santosh M. Chavan

Research Scholar

Department of Library and Information Science

Karnatak University, Dharwad, Dharwad, Karnataka--580 003

E-Mail: smchavan14@gmail.com

Kiran S. Khamitkar

Associate (Librarian)

Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., IBC Knowledge Park,

No. 4/1, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka--560 029

E-Mail: kiran.khamitkar@live.com
Table-1: Volume-wise distribution of contributions

Year        Vol. No.     Issues        Total         %
                                    Publications

2004           41           4            38         7.62
2005           42           4            37         7.41
2006           43           4            35         7.01
2007           44           4            36         7.21
2008           45           4            49         9.82
2009           46           4            44         8.82
2010           47           6            62        12.42
2011           48           6            63        12.63
2012           49           6            65        13.03
2013           50           6            70        14.03

10 Years   10 Volumes   48 Issues   499 Articles   100.00

Table-2: Length of the articles

Year    0-5    6-10    10-15   16-20   21-25   26-30   >=31   Total

2004     2      19      13       4       0       0      0       38
2005     4      15       3       7       5       3      1       37
2006     1      14      15       4       1       0      0       35
2007     3      16      11       2       2       2      0       36
2008     4      31      10       4       0       0      0       49
2009     2      27      10       4       0       1      0       44
2010     6      31      15       8       1       1      1       62
2011     5      35      12       9       2       0      0       63
2012     4      37      13      10       1       0      0       65
2013     3      28      28       7       0       2      2       70
Total    34     253     130     59      12       7      4      499
%       6.81   50.70   26.10   11.82   2.40    1.40    0.80   100.00

Table-3: Authorship pattern of contributions

Year   Vol. No.   Single    Two    Three   Four

2004      41        17      19       1      1
2005      42        12      22       3      0
2006      43        10      18       5      1
2007      44        18      14       2      1
2008      45        16      27       5      1
2009      46        16      25       3      0
2010      47        18      31      10      3
2011      48        19      36       5      2
2012      49        23      32       8      0
2013      50        24      34      12      0
    Total          173      258     54      9
     %            34.70    51.70   10.82   1.80

Year   Vol. No.   Five    Six    Seven   Total

2004      41       0       0       0      38
2005      42       0       0       0      37
2006      43       0       0       1      35
2007      44       0       1       0      36
2008      45       0       0       0      49
2009      46       0       0       0      44
2010      47       0       0       0      62
2011      48       1       0       0      63
2012      49       2       0       0      65
2013      50       0       0       0      70
    Total          3       1       1      499
     %            0.60   0.20    0.20

Table-4: Author productivity

Year   Total Number   Total numbers   AAPP   Productivity
        of papers      of Authors             per author

2004        38             62         1.63       0.61
2005        37             65         1.76       0.57
2006        35             72         2.06       0.49
2007        36             62         1.72       0.58
2008        49             89         1.82       0.55
2009        44             75         1.71       0.59
2010        62             122        1.96       0.51
2011        63             119        1.88       0.53
2012        65             121        1.86       0.54
2013        70             128        1.82       0.55

Table-5: Lotka's Law

No. of        No. of     Observed %     No. of     Expected %
Articles,    Authors                   Authors
X           (Observed)                (Expected)

1                  397        71.28          397        71.40
2                   82        14.72           82        14.75
3                   29         5.20           32         5.75
4                   18         3.23           17         3.06
5                   18         3.23           10         1.80
6                    3         0.54            6         1.08
7                    2         0.36            4         0.72
8                    4         0.72            3         0.54
9                    1         0.18            2         0.36
10                   1         0.18            2         0.36
11                   2         0.36            1         0.18
                   557       100.00          556       100.00

Table-6: Collaborative measures

Year   Single   Two    Three   Four   Five   Six

2004     17      19      1      1      0      0
2005     12      22      3      0      0      0
2006     10      18      5      1      0      0
2007     18      14      2      1      0      1
2008     16      27      5      1      0      0
2009     16      25      3      0      0      0
2010     18      31     10      3      0      0
2011     19      36      5      2      1      0
2012     23      32      8      0      2      0
2013     24      34     12      0      0      0

Year   Seven   Total    CI     DC     CC

2004     0      38     2.14   0.55   0.28
2005     0      37     2.12   0.67   0.35
2006     1      35     2.48   0.71   0.40
2007     0      36     2.44   0.50   0.28
2008     0      49     1.70   0.67   0.36
2009     0      44     2.11   0.64   0.33
2010     0      62     2.36   0.71   0.40
2011     0      63     2.27   0.69   0.38
2012     0      65     2.33   0.65   0.35
2013     0      70     2.26   0.66   0.36

Note: CI--Collaboration Index; DC--Degree of
Collaboration; CC--Collaboration Coefficient

Table-7: Year wise appearance of citations

Year      No.        %
       Citations

2004         376     6.04
2005         323     5.19
2006         387     6.22
2007         461     7.41
2008         539     8.66
2009         492     7.90
2010         880    14.14
2011         817    13.13
2012         793    12.74
2013        1156    18.57
           6,224

Table-8: Study of citations

Year     0      1-5    6-10    11-15   16-20

2004     2      11      13       2       6
2005     2      10      12       8       4
2006     0       6      16       5       4
2007     0       7      11       7       4
2008     1      18      11       7       4
2009     1      14      14       9       3
2010     1       8      21      13       9
2011     1      14      19      13       5
2012     2      10      29       8       8
2013     1       6      29      13       6
Total    11     104     175     85      53
%       2.20   20.84   35.07   17.03   10.62

Year    21-25   26-30   31-35   >=36   Total

2004      2       1       1      0      38
2005      1       0       0      0      37
2006      2       2       0      0      35
2007      4       1       1      1      36
2008      4       1       0      3      49
2009      0       0       0      3      44
2010      2       1       3      4      62
2011      4       2       2      3      63
2012      2       2       1      3      65
2013      5       3       2      5      70
Total    26      13      10      22     499
%       5.21    2.61    2.00    4.41

Table-9: Form-wise distribution of citations

Type          2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009

Journals       112    110    127    179    259    162
Books          119     76    120    153    107    140
Web Pages       92     69     70     60     77     86
Conf. Proc.     21     34     48     35     37     55
Reports          9     14     10      7      9     20
Others          23     20     12     27     50     29
Total          376    323    387    461    539    492

Type          2010   2011   2012   2013   Total     %

Journals       409    389    344    678    2769    44.49
Books          124    138    217    207    1401    22.51
Web Pages      177    146     79    115     971    15.60
Conf. Proc.     63     52     56     80     481     7.73
Reports         41     20     30     22     182     2.92
Others          66     72     67     54     420     6.75
Total          880    817    793   1156    6224   100.00

Table-10: Ranked list of prolific authors

Sl. No.   Name of the Author                 Total    Rank
                                             Papers

1         Khaiser Nikam                          11      1
2         Satija M P                             11      1
3         Krishna K M                            10      2
4         Mahesh V Mudhol                         9      3
5         Amritpal Kaur                           8      4
6         Chandrashekara M                        8      4
7         Kannappanavar B U                       8      4
8         Lalitha K Sami                          8      4
9         Mallinath Kumbar                        7      5
10        Tadasad P G                             7      5
11        Kademani B S                            6      6
12        Sarasvathy P                            6      6
13        Sen B K                                 6      6
14        Ally Sornam S                           5      7
15        Anil Kumar                              5      7
16        Balasubramanian P                       5      7
17        Biradar B S                             5      7
18        Harinarayana N S                        5      7
19        Konnur P V                              5      7
20        Kumar S                                 5      7
21        Mulla K R                               5      7
22        Panda K C                               5      7
23        Pijushkanti Panigrahi                   5      7
24        Ramasesh C P                            5      7
25        Ramesh Gandhi R T D                     5      7
26        Raymond Wafula Ongus                    5      7
27        Saravanan T                             5      7
28        Suresh Jange                            5      7
29        Swapna Banerjee                         5      7
30        Thirumagal A                            5      7
31        Vijai Kumar                             5      7
32        18 authors contributing 4 each         72      8
33        29 authors contributing 3 each         87      9
34        82 authors contributing 2 each        164     10
35        397 authors contributing 1 each       397     11
                                                915

Table-11: Geographical distribution of contributions

Country        Total     %      Rank

India            867    94.75      1
Kenya             10     1.09      2
USA               10     1.09      2
Sri Lanka          4     0.43      3
Canada             3     0.33      4
Germany            3     0.33      4
Thailand           2     0.22      5
UAE                2     0.22      5
West Indies        2     0.22      5
Iran               2     0.22      5
UK                 2     0.22      5
Italy              2     0.22      5
Belgium            2     0.22      5
Saudi Arabia       1     0.11      6
Bangladesh         1     0.11      6
France             1     0.11      6
China              1     0.11      6
Total            915   100.00

Table-12: State-wise distribution of Indian
contributions

State              Total     %      Rank

Karnataka            378    43.59      1
Tamil Nadu            80     9.23      2
West Bengal           72     8.31      3
Maharashtra           64     7.38      4
Kerala                43     4.96      5
Punjab                38     4.38      6
Uttar Pradesh         33     3.81      7
Delhi                 30     3.46      8
Madhya Pradesh        24     2.77      9
Andhra Pradesh        22     2.54     10
Gujarat               18     2.08     11
Rajasthan             13     1.50     12
Orissa                11     1.27     13
Jammu & Kashmir       10     1.15     14
Haryana                6     0.69     15
Chandigarh (UT)        6     0.69     15
Chhattisgarh           4     0.46     16
Uttarakhand            4     0.46     16
Jharkhand              4     0.46     16
Assam                  2     0.23     17
Pondicherry            2     0.23     17
Uttaranchal            2     0.23     17
Himachal Pradesh       1     0.12     18
Total                867   100.00

Table-13: Ranked list of journals

Sl. No.   Name of the Journal                       No. of     %
                                                   Articles

1         SRELS Journal of Information                  197    7.11
            Management
2         Annals of Library and Information             152    5.49
            Studies
3         Scientometrics                                121    4.37
4         Journal of Documentation                       83    2.99
5         DESIDOC Journal of Library and                 82    2.96
            Information Technology
6         IASLIC Bulletin                                73    2.63
7         Journal of the American Society                58    2.10
            for Information Science
8         Library Trends                                 55    1.98
9         Journal of Information Science                 52    1.88
10        Information Studies                            43    1.55
11        The Electronic Library                         43    1.55
12        D-Lib Magazine                                 37    1.33
13        Library Management                             37    1.33
14        Library Philosophy and Practice                36    1.30
15        ILA Bulletin                                   35    1.26
16        Library Herald                                 35    1.26
17        Library Review                                 35    1.26
18        The Journal of Academic Librarianship          35    1.26
19        College and Research Libraries                 33    1.19
20        Malaysian Journal of Library and               31    1.12
            Information Science
21        ASLIB Proceedings                              27    0.97
22        Information Research                           22    0.79
23        COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics              21    0.76
            and Information Management
24        Herald of Library Science                      20    0.72
25        Bulletin of the Medical Library                18    0.65
            Association
26        Library Hi Tech                                18    0.65
          2 Journals with 17 Articles                    34
          2 Journals with 16 Articles                    32
          5 Journals with 15 Articles                    75
          4 Journals with 14 Articles                    56
          3 Journals with 12 Articles                    36
          1 Journal with 11 Articles                     11
          5 Journals with 10 Articles                    50
          6 Journals with 9 Articles                     54
          3 Journals with 8 Articles                     24
          7 Journals with 7 Articles                     49
          11 Journals with 6 Articles                    66
          12 Journals with 5 Articles                    60
          34 Journals with 4 Articles                   136
          35 Journals with 3 Articles                   105
          95 Journals with 2 Articles                   190
          392 Journals with 1 Article                   392
          643 Journals                                 2769

Sl. No.   Name of the Journal                      Rank

1         SRELS Journal of Information                1
            Management
2         Annals of Library and Information           2
            Studies
3         Scientometrics                              3
4         Journal of Documentation                    4
5         DESIDOC Journal of Library and              5
            Information Technology
6         IASLIC Bulletin                             6
7         Journal of the American Society             7
            for Information Science
8         Library Trends                              8
9         Journal of Information Science              9
10        Information Studies                        10
11        The Electronic Library                     10
12        D-Lib Magazine                             11
13        Library Management                         11
14        Library Philosophy and Practice            12
15        ILA Bulletin                               13
16        Library Herald                             13
17        Library Review                             13
18        The Journal of Academic Librarianship      13
19        College and Research Libraries             14
20        Malaysian Journal of Library and           15
            Information Science
21        ASLIB Proceedings                          16
22        Information Research                       17
23        COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics          18
            and Information Management
24        Herald of Library Science                  19
25        Bulletin of the Medical Library            20
            Association
26        Library Hi Tech                            20
          2 Journals with 17 Articles
          2 Journals with 16 Articles
          5 Journals with 15 Articles
          4 Journals with 14 Articles
          3 Journals with 12 Articles
          1 Journal with 11 Articles
          5 Journals with 10 Articles
          6 Journals with 9 Articles
          3 Journals with 8 Articles
          7 Journals with 7 Articles
          11 Journals with 6 Articles
          12 Journals with 5 Articles
          34 Journals with 4 Articles
          35 Journals with 3 Articles
          95 Journals with 2 Articles
          392 Journals with 1 Article
          643 Journals

Table-14: Citation trend of journals

Rank   No. of      No. of     Cumulative
       Citations   Journals   Journals

1            197          1            1
2            152          1            2
3            121          1            3
4             83          1            4
5             82          1            5
6             73          1            6
7             58          1            7
8             55          1            8
9             52          1            9
10            86          2           11
11            74          2           13
12            36          1           14
13           140          4           18
14            33          1           19
15            31          1           20
16            27          1           21
17            22          1           22
18            21          1           23
19            20          1           24
20            36          2           26
21            34          2           28
22            32          2           30
23            75          5           35
24            56          4           39
25            36          3           42
26            11          1           43
27            50          5           48
28            54          6           54
29            24          3           57
30            49          7           64
31            66         11           75
32            60         12           87
33           136         34          121
34           105         35          156
35           190         95          251
36           392        392          643
            2769        643

Rank   Cumulative   Cumulative   Cumulative
       Journal %    Citations    Citations %

1           0.155          197          7.11
2           0.311          349         12.60
3           0.466          470         16.97
4           0.622          553         19.97
5           0.777          635         22.93
6           0.933          708         25.57
7           1.088          766         27.66
8           1.244          821         29.65
9           1.399          873         31.53
10          1.711          959         34.63
11          2.022         1033         37.30
12          2.177         1069         38.60
13          2.799         1209         43.66
14          2.955         1242         44.85
15          3.110         1273         45.97
16          3.266         1300         46.95
17          3.421         1322         47.74
18          3.577         1343         48.50
19          3.732         1363         49.22
20          4.043         1399         50.52
21          4.354         1433         51.75
22          4.665         1465         52.91
23          5.443         1540         55.61
24          6.053         1596         57.64
25          6.532         1632         58.94
26          6.687         1643         59.33
27          7.465         1693         61.14
28          8.398         1747         63.09
29          8.864         1771         63.96
30          9.953         1820         65.73
31         11.664         1886         68.11
32         13.530         1946         70.28
33         18.820         2082         75.19
34         24.261         2187         78.98
35         39.036         2377         85.84
36         100.00         2769        100.00

Table 15: Zone-wise distribution of journals

Zone   No. of      No. of       % of            k
       Journals   Citations   Citations

1         11         959          34.63         --
2         64         927          33.48        5.82
3        568         883          31.89        8.90
         643        2769         100.00   Mean [congruent
                                             to] 7.36
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