The Relationship Between Author Collaboration and Productivity: A Study of Sorghum Literature in Nigeria

  • J Oluwkemi Oyeniyi The Library, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), P.M.B. 1525, Ilorin, Nigeria
  • DO Bozimo The University Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria


The publications on sorghum held in the agricultural library of the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) Zaria was used as the data for this study. Nine hundred and forty publications were found to be authored by 420 authors, revealing an average of 2.24 publications per author. Some 23 of these authors were found to have topped the productivity table. The study revealed that top ranked authors in productivity also ranked top in collaboration. The study revealed that authors who were truly productive in terms of numbers of publication also collaborated extensively.

Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol. 14, No. 1 (2004) 29– 36

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