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Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 1996-2000: A bibliometric Study
Tiew Wai Sin , Abrizah Abdullah , Kiran Kaur
Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science (ISSN 1394-6234)
6, No 1
Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science; MJLIS; Library and information science periodical; Bibliometrics; Malaysia.
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; the most prolific author contributed 12 articles; 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.
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