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Bibliometric Analysis of Papers Published in Special and Regular Issues of DESIDOC Journal of Lib.

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 245) Last page : ( 259) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00035.X

Bibliometric Analysis of Papers Published in Special and Regular Issues of DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) during 1992–2019: A Comparative Study

Dr. Garg K.C.*, Singh Rahul Kumar** *Former Chief Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS), Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi, India **Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi, India Abstract The study compares 365 papers published in special issues with 545 papers published in regular issues of the DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) during 1992–2019 in terms of their geographical distribution, prolific institutions and authors and the impact of their output as well as the citation pattern of papers. The findings showed that 40% papers were published in special issues and the highest number (27%) of articles was published during 2008–2011. Like regular issues, Indian authors also published the highest number of articles in special issues. Also, authors affiliated to different institutions of Delhi contributed the most number of articles like regular issues. Among the institutions, CSIR-NISTADS followed by DRDO-DESIDOC topped the list of prolific institutions unlike the regular issues, where DRDO-DESIDOC topped the list. Like number of papers in regular issues, B.M. Gupta had the highest number of papers to his credit in special issues. However, the highest value of citation per paper (CPP) was for B.S. Kademani (BARC) who was not listed among the highly cited authors in regular issues. The value of CPP for papers published in special and regular issues was almost equal. However, proportion of uncited papers for regular issues was double of the uncited papers in special issues. Keywords Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Citation Analysis, DJLIT Special issues, Library and Information Science.

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