Sumeer Gul

Sumeer Gul
University of Kashmir · Department of Library and Information Science

Bachelor of Science; Bachelor in Library and Information Science; Masters in Library and Information Science; National Eligibility Test (NET); PhD

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Additional affiliations
May 2006 - present
University of Kashmir
Position
  • Research Assistant
May 2006 - present
University of Kashmir
Position
  • Senior Assistant Professor
Description
  • Teaching in the department since 2006 as a permanent faculty.
Education
March 2000 - March 2002
Tyndale Biscoe School; University of Kashmir
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science

Publications

Publications (83)
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Purpose-The purpose of the study is to analyze the impact of the Publication Timeline, i.e. Submission to First Decision and Submission to Acceptance on Journal Metrics, i.e. Impact Factor (IF) and 5-year IF. Design/methodology/approach-Data related to the IF and 5-year IF were retrieved from Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Report 2020. The P...
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The paper investigates changing levels of online concern about the Kashmiri Pandit migration of the 1990s on Twitter. Although decades old, this movement of people is an ongoing issue in India, with no current resolution. Analysing changing reactions to it on social media may shed light on trends in public attitudes to the event. Tweets were downl...
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Purpose The purpose of the study is to evaluate the relationship of Journal Publication Timeline (submission to first decision and submission to final decision) with various Journal Metrics (citing half-life, article influence score, the immediacy index, the acceptance rate, the impact factor (IF), five years IF, Eigenfactor and cited half-life) of...
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Beall’s list heavily used as a base for selection of predatory journals by large no. of research studies was ceased from internet in 2017. Thus, status of journal declared as predatory in list is debatable. To verify quality of journals in terms of accuracy and standard of peer review, a sample of Medical Science journals from Beall list and indexe...
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Purpose The study aims to present an insight into the research landscape of Library and Information Science (LIS) by India using a bibliometric visualization tool. The study analyses the research growth and trends, highly cited articles, productive publication titles, institutional and country collaboration. Design/methodology/approach The data we...
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The manuscript processing timeline, a necessary facet of the publishing process, varies from journal to journal, and its influence on the journal impact needs to be studied. The current research looks into the correlation between the ‘Peer Review Metrics’ (submission to first editorial decision; submission to first post-review decision and submissi...
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Getting a journal indexed reflects high-quality scientific integrity, which differentiates it from a non-indexed journal. Quantitative analysis of indexing status of a randomly selected sample of 121 predatory journals listed on https://beallslist.net/standalone-journals/ was carried out to ascertain their presence in various reputed bibliographic...
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Purpose Data mining along with its varied technologies like numerical mining, textual mining, multimedia mining, web mining, sentiment analysis and big data mining proves itself as an emerging field and manifests itself in the form of different techniques such as information mining; big data mining; big data mining and Internet of Things (IoT); and...
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Purpose Twitter is gaining popularity as a microblogging and social networking service to discuss various social issues. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global pandemic and is discussed worldwide. Social media is an instant platform to deliberate various dimensions of COVID-19. The purpose of the study is to explore and analyze the...
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Purpose The purpose of the study is to map the funding status of COVID-19 research. The various aspects, such as funding ratio, geographical distribution of funded articles, journals publishing funded research and institutions that sponsor the COVID-19 research are studied. To visualize the country collaboration network and research trends/hotspots...
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The study attempts to map the trends across the scholarly publications published in the field of “Fake News.” Data were collected from one of the extensive indexing/abstracting services, Web of Science, the top indexing/abstracting service and a proprietary of Clarivate Analytics. The study reveals that the research on “Fake News” is mainly publish...
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Purpose The study aims to showcase the developmental perspective of “grey literature” and its importance to different sectors of the society. Furthermore, issues, challenges and possibilities concerned with the existence of “grey literature” have also been discoursed. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on the existing literature publis...
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The article tries to highlight the evolution and conceptual framework of institutional repositories and their impact on the academic and scholarly circles in terms of better visibility, wider audience and earlier communication of research. The characteristics associated with the institutional repositories are also highlighted, which makes them stan...
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Purpose The sentiment analysis of tweets provides information about peoples’ attitudes and perceptions towards an event. The current study showcases the role of Twitter in a crisis by analyzing the nature of tweets and the sentiments expressed by the Twitter-sphere during and after the “Khan Shaykhun Syria Chemical Attack." Methodology A total of 1...
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The substandard, low quality or predatory journals are the real threat to the publishing industry. It is a challenge to the quality and ethics of publication. The problem grabs the attention of scholarly community when the publisher of an open access journal Gunther Eysenbach, identified a black sheep among open access publishers and journals, sinc...
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We have examined retracted publications in different subject fields and attempted to analyse whether online free accessibility (Open Access) influences retraction by examining the scholarly literature published from 2000 through 2019, an incidence of the recent 20 years of publications. InCites, a research analytics tool developed by Clarivate Anal...
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This study is aimed at analysing the research productivity of the University of Jammu for a period of ten years during 2010-2019. A total of 1641 papers were retrieved from Incites database during the covered period of 10 years. These papers were analysed using different bibliometric techniques for studying the research productivity in different pa...
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The adolescent age group is one of the most vulnerable periods of life span. It is the period that develops identity and integrity among individuals. The environmental influx to this group includes the SNS’s as one of the major components, having a direct impact on the transition of adolescents to adults. It is in this backdrop, the need is to crit...
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The article tries to explore the existing literature on Open Access Institutional Repositories (OAIRs) so that the existing developments can be identified and research gaps can be investigated. This structured review was carried out with the aid of three indexing databases, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Different search terms showcasi...
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Covid 19 has forced the entire world into an abyss of vulnerability. Almost every aspect of human life has been extremely affected. Among the important ones is Education. More than 1.57 billion learners across the globe have been affected by the closure of universities and schools, as per UNESCO. This is an unprecedented and precarious situation. E...
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Web is intrinsically a global medium. Web has grown from a group work tool for scientists at CERN into a global information space more than billion users. Currently it is both as a read, write tool as well as a more social and participatory platform. The continuously changing trends have led to enter a new, improved web version 2.0.It is actually j...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to assess the retrieval performance of three search engines, i.e. Google, Yahoo and Bing for navigational queries using two important retrieval measures, i.e. precision and relative recall in the field of life science and biomedicine. Design/methodology/approach Top three search engines namely Google, Yahoo and...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the intellectual structure of Library and Information Science (LIS) in Pakistan during the period 2001 to 2018 applying the co-word analysis. The trends, patrons and tendencies of LIS in Pakistan will be explored by measuring the correlation coefficient of selected key words extracted from the articles indexe...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the status of institutional repositories (IRs) in the South Asian region. The various characteristic features of IRs are studied. Design/methodology/approach Open directory of open access repositories (DOAR) as a data-gathering tool was consulted for extracting the desired data. Findings India, Sri...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the emerging and innovative technologies which integrate together to form smart libraries. Smart libraries are the new generation libraries, which work with the amalgamation of smart technologies, smart users and smart services. Design/methodology/approach An extensive review of literature on “smart...
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Purpose Open access journals (OAJs) offer immediate, free and unrestricted online access to the scholarly literature. The purpose of this study is to trace the status and characteristics of OAJs published across the globe. Various trends that have evolved in OAJ market have been studied. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on data colle...
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Digital preservation is the process of preserving information in the digital form. By digital form we mean a non-print form. Information is moving from print to web (non-print) and it has become easy for masses especially the scholarly population to access information on the web from anywhere 24*7. Since digital information is more prone to damage...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the retrieval effectiveness of three image search engines (ISE) – Google Images, Yahoo Image Search and Picsearch in terms of their image retrieval capability. It is an effort to carry out a Cranfield experiment to know how efficient the commercial giants in the image search are and how efficient an...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess the influence of personality traits on perception and acceptance of open access (OA) mode of publishing by the author community of University of Kashmir, India. The study is an attempt to highlight the relationship between personality traits of authors and OA mode of publishing. Design/methodology/ap...
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Ageing and care of elders have always remained a debatable issue. Conferences and workshops are often conducted to highlight this critical subject. It is important to research the research productivity pertinent to this critical issue in order to ascertain how much research has been carried across the globe over this subject. The present study trie...
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Culture acts as the identity of every civilization throughout the world. It enables every nation to pass the information and knowledge from generation to generation. With the advent of technology and changes day in and day out in every sphere of life, it has become quite difficult for the people of world to acquaint themselves with their cultural k...
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The study identifies various issues and challenges faced by massive open online courses (MOOCs) while offering open online courses to vast number of learners. An exhaustive review of literature was taken up to carry out the study. The article reviewed the, issues and challenges faced by MOOCs. MOOC also provides an opportunity to groom the intellec...
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Consortia-based initiatives have been launched for pooling electronic information resources on cost-beneficial platforms. The ever-increasing diversified needs of the user community in the face of diminishing budget and increasing cost of resources, consortia based subscription is key to survive for the academic libraries. Consortia are need of the...
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Purpose The study aims to showcase public sentiments via social media, Twitter, during 2014 floods of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on content analysis of tweets related to Kashmir floods. Search was performed with “#kashmirfloods” and was confined to tweets posted from 4 September 2014 through 3 November...
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Self-citation behaviour of authors affiliated to an institution was studied through synchronous self-citation analysis. From 2004 through 2015, Web of Science and SciVerse Scopus databases indexed a total of 1503 articles by authors affiliated to a university in India. Self-citations were prevalent in 62.23 percent of works and significant differen...
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Social media at the times of natural or manmade disasters is seen as a potential platform to share information, post the opinions and promote campaigns. It mirrors public opinions, sentiments and acts as a change agent for the masses. Social media offers a dense communication network with instant messaging service, acts as complementary to the trad...
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Purpose Twitter as a social tool allows people to express their views, emotions or communicate information within brevity of 140 character limit. It has provided an opportunity to researchers to tab users’ expressions on social or political issues, be it natural calamity, elections and alike. The purpose of this paper is to assess how people explor...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight the retrieval effectiveness of search engines taking into consideration both precision and relative recall. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on search engines that are selected on the basis of Alexa (Actionable Analytics for the web) Rank. Alexa listed top 500 sites, namely, searc...
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Purpose This study aims to showcase the effect of gender in the field of library and information science. Design/methodology/approach Research and review articles published from 2005 through 2014 in The Electronic Library , a prominent journal in the field of Library and Information Science, were examined from the perspective of authors’ gender. I...
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The availability of research on web is an important factor to determine its societal impact. The inability of traditional citation based metrics to provide a complete picture of web based scholarly content has given rise to alternative or to better say complementary way of measuring the impact of research, “Altmetrics”. The phenomenon of altmetrics...
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Purpose: Since ETD repositories are a significant platform to highlight the intellectual output of an institution, the content forms an important part of the repositories and holds a significant importance so holds the policies and practices adopted for managing the content in them. The study is an attempt to analyze content management practices an...
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The aim of the paper is to evaluate the research productivity and performance of countries that fall in the Middle East. The data was gathered from the research analytical tool of Thomson Reuters, InCites. The data was collected over a period of 33 years (1981 through 2013) with “global comparisons” as the dataset and “compare countries/territories...
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Introduction The study evaluates the global scientific output and observes the patterns in the scholarly literature published on Lavender over a period of five years (2008 through 2012). Methods The study is based on the bibliometric analysis of the data collected from two leading indexing and abstracting databases—Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science a...
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Purpose: The study analyses the author self-citation behaviour in the field of Library and Information Science. Various factors governing the author self-citation behaviour have also been studied. Methods: The 2012 edition of Social Science Citation Index was consulted for the selection of LIS Journals. Under the subject heading “Information Sci...
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This study is an attempt to comparatively assess the research productivity, performance and impact of SAARC nations with the aid of InCites, an innovative research analytical tool developed by Thomson Reuter. For the period of 32 years (1981 through 2013), India has outnumbered other SAARC nations in terms of research productivity and count of cita...
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The study endeavors to highlight the contribution of women in the field of Political research globally. The study is based on the data gathered from journal, Political Analysis which comprises a list of articles published by authors for the period, 2004-2014. The proportion of the male and female authors listed in the publication was ascertained. T...
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Search engine optimization (SEO) is a set of techniques used by web sites in order to be better indexed by search engines and thus helps in increasing the visibility of web pages. The study focus on how search engine optimization techniques can help internet users to improve one's site content, to make it more eye-catching to users as well as searc...
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The present study makes an attempt to explore and analyze the growth and decay rate of URL citations cited in one of the eminent information web magazine ARIADNE. All the web citations cited in the featured article section of ARIADNE web magazine spanning a period of three years (2010- 2012) were identified and downloaded. All the URLs provided i...
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The study showcases the influence of personality traits on the information seeking behaviour of 52 Research Scholars affiliated with Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, India. Big Five Personality Traits (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, & Openness) were tapped through 44-item questionnaire developed by John and...
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Purpose – The study aims to focus on the application of Web 2.0 tools in Agriculture and Food Sciences open access journals. The changing trends in scholarly publishing processes have revolutionised the academic world. The shifting of academic journals to open access mode has been on the rise because of the numerous benefits associated with it. The...
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The journal literature in the field of library and information science has grown exponentially. A few countries publish a good number of library and information science journals and India is also in the race. The study researches the growth and development of library and information science journals globally with special reference to India. It has...
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Purpose - The study explores digital user behaviour of academicians in Kashmir (Indian Administered) in the times of conflict (2008-2010) and peace (2011-2012). It is an attempt to investigate the influence of political conditions on the usage of electronic resources. Design/methodology/approach - Transaction logs in the form of COUNTER reports fro...
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The present study was undertaken to probe the effectiveness of Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) reports with regard to usage of journals and to learn more about the practices adopted by different content providers in generating reports. Under Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice, we closely examined reports fro...
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The present study makes an attempt to explore and analyze the growth and decay rate of URL citations cited in one of the eminent information web magazine ARIADNE. All the web citations cited in the featured article section of ARIADNE web magazine spanning a period of three years (20102012) were identified and downloaded. All the URLs provided in th...
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The movement of free accessibility of scholarly literature on the public Web has brought uprising in the intellectual class of the digital world. Though several studies have been carried out to understand the end-users' awareness level and the benefits they avail from this revolution, researchers/authors who play a pivotal role and without whom Ope...
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Purpose - The purpose of the paper is to provide an overview of open access (OA) repositories that have embraced Web 2.0 technologies. The main focus of the paper is to explore the occurrence of Web 2.0 tools used in the open repositories. Design/methodology/approach - Repositories having English as one of the interface/content languages and index...
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Electronic resource usage has proved as one of the best decision making tools in the library setups. Electronic resource usage in relation to the political disturbance can act as one of the tools to highlight the impact of political disturbance on educational setups in general and the electronic resource usage in particular. The study takes a se...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider the economic perspective in open access publishing. The status of the article processing charges in open access journals is explored and highlighted. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on the analysis of journals indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the fee structur...
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The richness in knowledge has changed access methods for all stake holders in retrieving key knowledge and relevant information. This paper presents a study of three open source digital library management software used to assimilate and disseminate information to world audience. The methodology followed involves online survey and study of related s...
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The paper highlights the need for heritage preservation with the aim of proposing a Digital Heritage Library Framework whereby digitized heritage collection (pictures, audio, and video) will be archived digitally. The paper demonstrates the process flow in a heritage digital library creation. The findings of the study will help in realizing the eno...
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The efficacious intellectual dimensions of Kashmir are under unremitting risk because of the present conditions under which Kashmir is suffering. An immediate need to manage the intellectual resources is felt in order to turn them to elements of excellence. The paper is based on the personal experiences of the authors. The situation in Kashmir led...
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Since journalists/media professionals are heavy users of new media technologies in the times of the digital era, this study attempts to examine the use of social media tools by them. Besides, the paper seeks to examine the impact that social media tools have on the media professionals in their daily routine of news gathering and reporting. The lite...
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Abstract Purpose: The research work highlights the growing awareness, views and perceptions of authors towards open journal publishing. It explores their attitudes to open publishing models, including Open Access journals and Open Access repositories. Design/Methodology/Approach: The data was collected through an online survey. Authors were selecte...
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Purpose – A survey of University of Kashmir scholars was undertaken in 2008 to ascertain their experience, attitudes and perceptions about the open access (OA) movement. The purpose of this paper is to report the survey's findings. Design/methodology/approach – The study was based on data collected from scholars belonging to the Science and Social...
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Purpose: The purpose of the research paper is to examine the growth and development of online newspapers at a global level with special reference to India. Design/Methodology: The paper examines the results from a survey conducted from well renowned online newspaper directories. The research covers the following aspects: global development of onlin...
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The research paper attempts to make a comparative analysis of web resource usage by the academia of the University of Kashmir (UoK) & University of Jammu (UoJ), two urban state-funded and geographically distant universities. The main aim is to study the information seeking behavior, needs and user trends, including the need for training and awarene...
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Purpose Web based knowledge management systems have opened new arrays in the present web based world. Because of innumerable features, they have become the first hand choice of every organization. The objective of this paper is to propose a web based knowledge management system for university libraries that will support the creation, organization,...
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Purpose: Knowledge is considered as the lifeline of global economy and its proper management leads to successful knowledge economies. Knowledge based society calls for effective knowledge management and a great need is felt in Kashmir, where it is in its teething stage. Times immemorial, knowledge in different forms has emancipated from Kashmir val...
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This paper throws light on the growth and development of open repositories registered with OpenDOAR database. The study explores various facets of open repositories and tries to present a lucid picture of their overall development. The study provides a detailed description of repositories in terms of continent, country and subject wise distribution...
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Development of library and information science literature is mapped on the literary outputs available through Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA). The findings vividly indicate that the growth of literature in library and information science is on increase. Professionals and researchers all over the world have embraced the...
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India is a vast repository of different cultures, both because it was invaded by a number of foreign countries and peoples, and because of its contacts with people from the East. The languages from those Eastern countries are part of Indian literature. The literature in those Eastern languages created India 's Oriental libraries. This article trace...
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A study was conducted to demonstrate the significant growth of scholarly literature for 2008. The objectives of the study included to determine the source type of publications, monitor active and inactive publications, determine the publication with up-to-date coverage, and track the subject development. The survey found that total 25,482 publicati...
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The study explores the growth and development of open access journals worldwide from different perspectives. The major causes of the success of open access in developed countries and low acceptance by developing and other countries is also discussed. The results are based on exploration of open access publications by SCOPUS-a major indexing service...
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The paper is bibliometric analysis of literature collected from Index Medicus to explore its distribution, from different parameters like country, authorship. production and relate literature to classical laws.

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Gender prejudice in the research world: female researchers in a conflict zone, Kashmir
M Ahmad Kaw, S Ahmad
Library Review 63 (8/9), 684-699
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My professional colleagues can now read my article, "COUNTER Codes and Practices of Vendors: What They Say and What They Do Not Say" published in "The Serials Librarian" through "Taylor and Francis" free at:
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My colleagues can read the latest article of mine available freely up to December 25, 2015 at:
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The details of the article are as:
Article title: Research Output on Lavender, 2008-2012
Article reference: EUJIM412
Journal title: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
Corresponding author: Dr. Sumeer Gul
First author: Dr. Sumeer Gul
Final version published online: 5-NOV-2015
Full bibliographic details: European Journal of Integrative Medicine 7 (2015), pp. 460-466
DOI information: 10.1016/j.eujim.2015.05.004
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