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Applying systematic bibliometric methods to track a journal’s impact and review its knowledge contribution

Amitabh Anand (Excelia Business School, CERIIM, La Rochelle, France)
Ritu Tripathi (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India)
Anjana Karumathil (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India)
Tanvika Kalra (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

ISSN: 2514-9342

Article publication date: 24 September 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Advanced bibliometric methods have emerged as key tools in mapping the history and trends of a discipline. This paper aims to demonstrate on applying various bibliometric methods to track a journal’s impact and review its knowledge contribution. In doing so, the authors take the case of IIMB Management Review (IMR) journal focused on management discipline, in consideration of its 10 years of publication presence.

Design/methodology/approach

Using bibliometric and Scopus metric methods, the authors map and analyze the productivity of IMR Journal and map its knowledge contributions.

Findings

The authors identify the IMR journal’s impact, its growth, the most prolific authors/affiliations, key research hotspots, cross-country collaboration and emerging trends over the past decade.

Originality/value

A 10-year longitudinal review helps the target group identify the main themes. It also provides key empirical insights to the journal editorial board and library managers for future planning and growth of the journal.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the editor in chief and the two anonymous reviewers for their guidance and constructive comments. Author Anjana Karumathil from IIMB is supported by a fellowship from the Mirae Asset Foundation.

Citation

Anand, A., Tripathi, R., Karumathil, A. and Kalra, T. (2021), "Applying systematic bibliometric methods to track a journal’s impact and review its knowledge contribution", Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/GKMC-04-2021-0064

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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