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Bibliometric analysis of Library Review from 2007 to 2011

Chandrakanta Swain (Library, Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, India)
Dillip K. Swain (KIIT University Library, Bhubaneswar, India)
Bijayalaxmi Rautaray (KIIT University Library, Bhubaneswar, India)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 25 November 2013




This paper aims to examine the scholarly communications in Library Review (LR) from 2007 to 2011 and to reveal key aspects of its publication trends.


The study analyses five volumes of LR from the year 2007 to 2011 and employs the required bibliometric measures to analyze specific aspects of publishing trends of LR for the stated period.


The study finds that single authored articles occupy the prominent position indicating the supremacy of solo research in LR. The degree of collaboration in the publications of this journal is found to be 0.36. It is evident that LR has accommodated over 22 citations per article during the publication phase from 2007 to 2011. In regard to country productivity, the UK leads the table, followed by the USA and Nigeria. However, Poland occupies the bottom position in the ranking. Hence, it is evident that the major chunks of contributions reflected in the publications of LR during the stated period are emanated from the UK and the USA.

Research limitations/implications

The study focuses on the publication patterns of LR over a period of five years. Patterns of research output in 275 publications are analyzed. Further studies can include a comparative study of LR with that of a contemporary journal in the field of library and information science (LIS).

Practical implications

Teachers and research scholars of LIS can benefit from insights into the scholarly contributions of LR that has accommodated 312 authors representing 49 countries.


The study yields some interesting findings of academic publishing in LR. It can help the readers of LR to understand the most striking contributions, highly cited journals, the most prolific authors, country productivity, and assorted parameters.



Swain, C., K. Swain, D. and Rautaray, B. (2013), "Bibliometric analysis of Library Review from 2007 to 2011", Library Review, Vol. 62 No. 8/9, pp. 602-618.



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