Research Trends in Library and Information Science in African Countries: A Scientometric Assessment

Akhandanand Shukla, Sanjay Kumar Maurya

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Research Trends in Library and Information Science in African Countries: A Scientometric AssessmentPaper deals with the scientometric assessment of research output of African countries in Library and Information Science. Paper discusses quantitative research output of 37 African countries in terms of total research output, citable research output, and non-citable research output. Moreover, citations and self-citations related data to African countries have been analyzed also. Citations per document and h-index values have been calculated for African countries during the period. Nigeria and South Africa have been found to be the most research productive country in LIS research and in terms of receiving citations also.

 

Keywords: Research output, research performance, research contributions, LIS, citable research output, citation analysis, h-index

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Sanjay Kumar Maurya, Akhandanand Shukla. Research Trends in Library and Information Science in African Countries: A Scientometric Assessment. Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences. 2017; 4(2): 20–28p.


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