Sandeep S. Pradhan
Abstract: Scientometrics is a technique and tools used to measure quantitative scientific activity and productivity of publication. This paper provides a critical scientometric analysis of 231 research articles published in the journal Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS) during the 2011-2017. The study focuses on the various aspects of the journals with respect to scientometric techniques such as distribution of article, annual growth rate, authorship pattern, authors productivity, degree of collaboration, collaborative index, countrywide distribution of articles and citation analysis. The study shows that maximum numbers of 38 articles were published in the year 2015 with 16.45 % sharing. Out of 231 articles 82 (35.50 %) articles were contributed by the single authors.Overall average authors per paper, average degree of collaboration, average collaborative index and average citation per paper were 1.91, 0.77, 2.37, and 20.01 respectively. Remarkable contributors are from India with 74.21 % percent sharing.
Keywords: Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Authors productivity, Citation analysis, Colaborative Index