Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science 1996-2000: A Bibliometric Study

Tiew, W.S. and Abdullah, A. and Kaur, K. (2002) Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science 1996-2000: A Bibliometric Study. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 6 (2). pp. 43-56. ISSN 1394-6234

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A bibliometric examination of all the journal articles published in the Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science from 1996-2000 was carried out. The range of articles published per volume is between 14 and 17; average number of references per article is 22.5; the average length per article is 41.2 pages; 53(69. 74%) of the articles are research oriented, the percentage of multi-authored papers is slightly higher at 52.6% or 40 papers out of a total of 76, Zainab Awang Nga, the most prolific author contributed 12 articles followed by B. K. Sen (10 papers), Tiew Wai Sin (8 papers), C. R. Karisiddappa, Nor Edzan Nasir, V. L. Kalyane, Teh Kang Hai, and B. M. Gupta (3 papers each); 36 (45%) of the authors are geographically affiliated to Malaysia, authors affiliated to library schools were well represented (55.2%), the most productive institution is Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya with 26 out of 80 author's affiliation, the most popular subject is Scientific and Professional Publishing, 30 (39.5%) articles contained author's self-citation, while the rate of journal self-citation is found to be 27.6% and most of the articles (67.1 %) contained no formal acknowledgement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science; MJL1S; Library and information science periodicals; Bibliometrics; Malaysia
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Libraries > Library science. Information science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Library & Information Science Unit
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 07:48
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 02:56

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