Publication pattern of Library and Information Science Digest journal: 2007 – 2016: a bibliometric analysis
This study is a bibliometric analysis of Library and Information Science Digest. This is the official journal of Nigerian Library Association, Anambra State Chapter. The journal was launch in 2007 as an annual publication of the Association. The bibliometric analysis covered ten year period from 2007 to 2016. A total of 9 volumes of the journal containing 82 articles were analyzed. Findings showed that half (50%) of the articles published were research articles reporting on original research while the other half (50%) were reviews and feature articles. Majority (76.5%) of the authors was affiliated to universities and highest percentage (35.7%) was from institutions situated in Anambra State which is the place of publication of the journal. Other contributors were from seventeen states of Nigeria. Results of the bibliometric analysis also showed that journals, books and web pages were the highest cited sources in the published articles. Information and Communication Technology / Internet use and school library services were the two major themes of the articles for the period reviewed. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the frequency of publication of the journal be increased and there should be innovative marketing of the journal to create awareness and attract more diverse authors.
Keywords: Bibliometric Analysis, Journal Bibliometrics, Library and Information Science Digest, Nigerian Library Association, Citations
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