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DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT): A Bibliometric Study (2011-2015)

DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology (DJLIT) is more than three decades old journal, published in the field of Library and Information Science, a bimonthly basis, by Defence Science Documentation Centre, New Delhi, India. The journal is enjoying wide readership both at national and international level. The present Bibliometric study was carried on 294 scholarly research articles published in DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, during the period 2011-2015. The present analysis is mostly confined to examine article distribution pattern of the journal articles, authorship pattern, and geographical distribution of authors and citation analysis of the references attached to the papers. A maximum number of articles (65) were published in 2012. On average 9.8 articles were published in the journal in each issue during the period of investigation. A maximum number of contributions are joint collaborations with 191 (64.96 %) articles. A maximum of 133 articles contributed in the journal are on two author pattern, followed by 103 articles as single-authored. Most of the 85 %contributions are from India, 15 % contributions are from abroad and collaboration. The study revealed that majority of the authors preferred journals as the source of information providing the highest number of citations. Dr. BM Gupta has published the maximum number of articles (11) in the Journal during the period under study. The maximum number of articles (70.07 %) has the length of6-10 pages. Maximum numbers of special issues (5) were published in 2012.On average 16.5 references were cited by each article during the period of investigation with total references 4857.

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