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Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider: A Bio-bibliometric Study



This study presents bibliometric analysis of the works of Professor Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider. He was one of the most prolific writers in the field of Pakistani librarianship. Till his death in 2008, in a span of 41 years he contributed 96 items including 75 periodical articles, eight part publications, six biographies, and three reports. The analysis of his contributions includes year and type of publication wise distribution of items; their language wise distribution; and single and multiple authorship. Year wise distribution of pages authored and edited by Dr. Haider has also been presented. It also includes his journal preference based on periodical wise distribution of articles. Subject keywords have also been enlisted.
Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider: a Bio-bibliometric Study
Mamoona Kousar*
Khalid Mahmood**
This study presents bibliometric analysis of the works of
Professor Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider. He was one of the most prolific
writers in the field of Pakistani librarianship. Till his death in 2008, in a
span of 41 years he contributed 96 items including 75 periodical articles,
eight part publications, six biographies, and three reports. The analysis of
his contributions includes year and type of publication wise distribution of
items; their language wise distribution; and single and multiple
authorship. Year wise distribution of pages authored and edited by Dr.
Haider has also been presented. It also includes his journal preference
based on periodical wise distribution of articles. Subject keywords have
also been enlisted.
Keywords: Bio-bibliometrics; Bibliometrics; Bibliometric analysis;
Publication productiv y analysis; Library literature; Pakistan;
Syed Jalaludin Haider
The term bibliometrics is usually applied to the quantitative
analysis of publications of any individual, institution or any discipline. For
this purpose mathematical and statistical techniques are used to study
the documents and to measure the patterns of publications. It is also
used to measure the impact of publications through citation analysis.
Reitz (2010) defines the term ‘bibliometrics’ as:
The use of mathematical and statistical methods to study and
identify patterns in the usage of materials and services within a
* Librarian, Air University, Islamabad.
** Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, University of
the Punjab, Lahore. Email:
Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider
library or to analyze the historical development of a specific body
of literature, especially its authorship, publication and use. Prior
to the mid-20th century, the quantitative study of bibliographic
data and usage was known as
statistical bibliography
It helps to determine the popularity and impact of specific
articles, authors, and publications by determining the most cited authors,
most cited papers and most cited journals. Once their popularity and
impact is determined, their ranking lists can be produced easily.
Countries producing highest research output in any given field can also
be identified with its help. Bibliometric study also helps to find out the
publication productivity, examines the authorship pattern for publications,
identifies the channels of communications used and ascertains the
journal and language preference of an author (Mahmood & Rehman,
Dealing with quantitative analysis of publications of an individual
may involve the biographical study of that person and thus termed as bio-
bibliometrics. Sin (1999) defined it as a quantitative and analytical
method for discovering and establishing functional relationships between
biodata and bibliodata elements. In the field of bio-bibliometrics many
studies have been conducted so far. Sangam and Savanur (2006)
bibliometrically studied Dr. N. Rudraiah, a well-known personality in the
field of applied mathematics. Another notable study in bio-bibliometrics
was conducted by Sin (1999). He presented an analysis of the
publication productivity, authorship pattern and channels of
communication of a famous Malaysian history scholar Professor Khoo
Kay Kim. This study also tells about Kim’s journal preference and
language preference. Similarly Cardona and Marx (2005a) analyzed
works of a renowned physicist of his time, George Placzek. In another
study Cardona and Marx (2006b) analyzed impact of the works of Vitaly
L. Ginzburg, a Nobel Prize winner for physics. In this study the scientific
contributions of most influential Ginzburg’s works were analyzed, in
particular their impact on the recent research.
In Pakistan, not much work has been done so far in the field of
bibliometrics. In 1996, Mahmood presented a statistical and subjective
review of the articles about Pakistani librarianship published in foreign
journals. He analyzed and compared the authorship characteristics of 97
articles. These characteristics included collaboration, occupation, and
affiliation as well. In another study, Mahmood and Rehman (2009)
Mamoona Kousar & Khalid Mahmood
carried out a bibliometric analysis of Professor Dr. Anis Khurshid, the
most prolific author in the field of library and information science in
Pakistan. This bio-bibliometric analysis included year as well as type of
publication wise distribution of the items; his published and unpublished
works; their language wise division; single and multiple authorship;
distribution of pages produced and periodical wise distribution of
publications. In the field of bio-bibliometrics this study was the first of its
kind in Pakistan.
This paper is an attempt to bibliometrically study Professor Dr.
Jalaludin Haider, another well-known author in the field of librarianship in
Pakistan. Dr. Haider was an eminent Pakistani scholar, educationist and
Biographical Sketch of Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider
Dr. Haider was born in 1938 in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He
got his initial education up to the intermediate level in local institutions. In
1956 he migrated to Pakistan and settled down in Karachi. After attaining
diploma in library science in 1961 from the University of Karachi, he did
his MLIS from USA in 1964. He got his PhD degree from the
Loughborough University, UK in 1993. The topic of his PhD thesis was
“Acquiring foreign materials for Pakistani libraries”. At the age of 70 he
passed away in Nov, 2008. He started his professional career in 1960
from Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library, University of Karachi. In 1970, he was
appointed as lecturer in the Department of Library and Information
Science (DLIS), University of Karachi. In 1972, he went to Iran and taught
in at Tabrez University for three years. He resumed Karachi University in
1975. He retired in 1998 with the status of department’s head.
In Pakistan, he enjoyed the status of ‘teacher of teachers of
librarianship’. His thousands of students include some very famous
educationists and practitioners of this field. His educational services are
considered very respectable in Pakistani community of librarians. Dr.
Haider spent most of his time in teaching and writing for national and
international journals. In the international community of librarians his
publications introduced the Pakistani librarianship; its status and issues
and challenges at different times. He participated in various national and
international conferences and workshops and presented papers. His
writings are considered authentic and valuable in the field of librarianship
in Pakistan. Though he wrote in Urdu language also but most of his
Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider
publications were in English. His writing style was simple and easy to
understand. He was an all rounder and covered almost every topic and
aspect of Pakistani librarianship. He wrote mostly on issues, challenges
and problems, from time to time faced by local librarians. The study of his
articles revealed that he comprehensively covered not only the local
issues but touched the international issues also.
The purpose of this study is to:
determine the year, type of publication and periodical wise
distribution of his publications;
determine distribution of pages produced;
ascertain the journal and language preferences of the author; as
well as
identify the subject areas covered by the works
Kousar and Samdani (2009) compiled a bibliography of Dr.
Haider’s published works. This list is used for this bibliometric study.
Various local and international, print and online sources were used to
compile this bibliography. These sources included
Library Literature
Library and Information Science Abstracts
Library, Information
Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Literature in Library and
Information Science: An index of 50 years’ work in Pakistan
(compiled by
Samdani & Mahmood). The above mentioned databases were searched
under different forms of Dr. Haider’s name. MS Excel was used for data
recording and analysis. For the purpose of this study an article published
in two or more journals was considered as one. Moreover, publications of
general nature like condolence messages, etc. have not been included.
Dr. Jalaludin Haider started writing on library science and
librarianship in 1968 when he was 30 years old and in a span of 41 years
he contributed 96 items. His works include one book, 75 periodical
articles, eight part publications, six biographies, one editorial and three
reports. In addition to this, he edited two books (Table 1). He continued to
write till his death in 2008 with yearly gaps in between. Most of his work
consists of periodical articles which makes 78.12 percent of his entire
productivity. Data analysis reveals that despite his old age and bad
health in last few years of his life he produced much more than in his
early life. The highest number of publications appeared in 2007 when he
Mamoona Kousar & Khalid Mahmood
was 69 years old. This year he contributed 10 periodical articles and one
part publication. The first 25 percent of his publications were produced in
14 years. Second 25 percent of his publications were produced in next
15 years, whereas in last 12 years of his life he contributed about 50
percent of all items. In first half of the period studied he produced almost
38 percent of entire productivity. These two indicators show that his
productivity increased after 50 percentile age.
Table 1. Year wise distribution of items written by Dr. Jalaludin Haider
Year Books Per.
Articles Part
Publications Bio-
graphy Editorial Reports Total % Cum.
% Author's
1968 2 2 2.08 2.08 30
1969 4 4 4.17 6.25 31
1970 0 0.00 6.25 32
1971 1 1 1.04 7.29 33
1972 0 0.00 7.29 34
1973 1 1 1.04 8.33 35
1974 3 3 3.13 11.46 36
1975 2 2 2.08 13.54 37
1976 1 1 2 2.08 15.62 38
1977 1 1 1.04 16.66 39
1978 3 3 3.13 19.79 40
1979 0 0.00 19.79 41
1980 0 0.00 19.79 42
1981 2 2 2 6 6.25 26.04 43
1982 0 0.00 26.04 44
1983 2 2 2.08 28.12 45
1984 1 1 1.04 29.16 46
1985 4 4 4.17 33.33 47
1986 0 0.00 33.33 48
1987 1 2 1 4 4.17 37.50 49
1988 1 1 1.04 38.54 50
1989 1 2 3 3.13 41.66 51
1990 0 0.00 41.66 52
1991 0 0.00 41.66 53
1992 0 0.00 41.66 54
1993 1 1 2 2.08 43.75 55
1994 0 0.00 43.75 56
1995 2 2 2.08 45.83 57
1996 5 5 5.21 51.04 58
1997 2 1 3 3.13 54.16 59
1998 6 6 6.25 60.41 60
1999 2 2 2.08 62.50 61
2000 1 1 1.04 63.54 62
2001 1 1 2 2.08 65.62 63
2002 1 1 1.04 66.66 64
2003 1 1 1.04 67.71 65
2004 2 2 2.08 69.79 66
2005 5 5 5.21 75.00 67
2006 7 7 7.29 82.29 68
2007 10 1 11 11.46 93.75 69
2008 2 1 3 6 6.25 100.00 70
Total 3 75 8 6 1 3 96 100
% 3.125 78.125 8.333 6.25 1.041 3.125 100
Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider
Table 2 shows the language wise distribution of his publications.
Though he wrote in Urdu language also but most of his publications were
in English language. Eighty-seven items (95.83%) were in English while
only 9 items (4.16%) were written in Urdu. These included three
biographies and five other articles published in local Urdu periodicals.
Table 2. Language wise distribution of items
Language Books Periodical
Articles Part
Publications Biography Editorial Reports Total %
English 3 70 8 2 1 3 87 95.83
Urdu 5 4 9 4.17
Total 3 75 8 6 1 3 96 100
Analysis of Dr. Haider’s co-authorship and collaboration was also
done (Table 3). He collaborated for only 12 items, mainly with Dr. Khalid
Mahmood and Dr. Kanwal Ameen, both his PhD students. He wrote 84
items (87.5%) as single author.
Table 3. Single and multiple authorship
Authorship Books Periodical
Articles Part
Publications Biography Editorial Reports Total %
Single 3 63 8 6 1 3 84 87.5
Multiple 12 12 12.5
Total 3 75 8 6 1 3 96 100
A page level analysis of the publications reveals that during the
entire period of 41 years he authored 1324 pages (83.32%) and edited
265 pages (16.68%) which made a total of 1589 pages. He
authored/edited 1507 (94.83%) pages in English and only 82 pages
(5.16%) in Urdu which is very insignificant. He did his PhD in 1993 at the
age of 55. Length of his PhD dissertation was 312 pages. This was the
most productive year in his life (Tables 4 & 5).
Periodical wise scattering was analyzed and shown in Table 6. It
includes 74 periodical articles, 5 biographies, 1 editorial and 3 reports.
Fifty-three percent of these 83 items were published in four journals,
Pakistan Journal of library & Information Science
International Information & Library Review
(5) and
PLA Journal
(3). There
were 25 periodicals which published only one article each. His
publication density was 2.31 whereas his publication concentration was
Mamoona Kousar & Khalid Mahmood
Table 4. Year wise distribution of pages authored and edited by Dr Jalaludin Haider
Year Pages
Authored Pages
Edited Total % Cumulative
% Author's
1968 18 18 1.13 1.13 30
1969 44 44 2.77 3.90 31
1970 0.00 3.90 32
1971 139 139 8.75 12.65 33
1972 0.00 12.65 34
1973 11 11 0.69 13.34 35
1974 31 31 1.95 15.29 36
1975 13 13 0.82 16.11 37
1976 28 28 1.76 17.87 38
1977 15 15 0.94 18.81 39
1978 31 31 1.95 20.76 40
1979 0.00 20.76 41
1980 0.00 20.76 42
1981 54 54 3.40 24.16 43
1982 0.00 24.16 44
1983 41 41 2.58 26.74 45
1984 34 34 2.14 28.88 46
1985 60 60 3.78 32.66 47
1986 0.00 32.66 48
1987 38 126 164 10.32 42.98 49
1988 36 36 2.27 45.25 50
1989 20 20 1.26 46.50 51
1990 0.00 46.50 52
1991 0.00 46.50 53
1992 0.00 46.50 54
1993 312 312 19.63 66.14 55
1994 0.00 66.14 56
1995 19 19 1.20 67.34 57
1996 60 60 3.78 71.11 58
1997 47 47 2.96 74.07 59
1998 75 75 4.72 78.79 60
1999 2 2 0.13 78.91 61
2000 10 10 0.63 79.54 62
2001 29 29 1.83 81.37 63
2002 7 7 0.44 81.81 64
2003 10 10 0.63 82.44 65
2004 32 32 2.01 84.45 66
2005 47 47 2.96 87.41 67
2006 91 91 5.73 93.14 68
2007 82 82 5.16 98.30 69
2008 27 27 1.70 100.00 70
Total 1324 265 1589
% 83.32 16.68 100 100.00
Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider
Table 5. Language Wise Distribution of Pages Authored/Edited by Dr. Jalaludin Haider
Language Pages Authored % Pages Edited % Total Pages Total %
English 1242 93.8 265 100.00 1505 94.839
Urdu 82 6.19 82 5.16
Total 1324 100.00 265 100.00 1589 100
Table 6. Periodical wise scattering of articles of Dr. Jalaludin Haider
S No Title of the Periodical Total
Articles % Cumulative
% First
Article Last
1 Pakistan Library &
Information Science
28 33.73 33.73 1968 2008
2 Libri 8 9.64 43.37 1974 2005
3 International Information
& Library Review 5 6.02 49.39 1974 2005
4 PLA Journal 3 3.61 53.01 1987 1997
5 Bottom Line, The 2 2.41 55.42 2003 2005
6 Collection Building 2 2.41 57.83 1998
7 Information
Development 2 2.41 60.24 1989 2002
8 Library Review 2 2.41 62.65 2006 2007
9 Pakistan Journal of
Library & Information
2 2.41 65.06 2006 2007
10 Pakistan Library Review 2 2.41 67.47 1968 1969
11 PLA Newsletter, PLA
Sindh Branch Council 2 2.41 69.88 1999 1999
12 Acquisitions and
Collection Development
in the Humanities
1 1.20 71.08 1997 1997
13 Asian Libraries 1 1.20 72.29 1998 1998
14 Cataloging &
Classification Quarterly 1 1.20 73.49 2006 2006
15 Collection Management 1 1.20 74.70 2006 2006
16 College & Research
Libraries 1 1.20 75.90 1975 1975
17 Daily Dawn 1 1.20 77.11 2007 2007
18 Education for
Information 1 1.20 78.31 1998 1998
19 IFLA Journal 1 1.20 79.52 1975 1975
20 International
Cataloguing and
Bibliographic Control
1 1.20 80.72 1998 1998
21 Journal of Archival
Organization 1 1.20 81.93 2004 2004
Mamoona Kousar & Khalid Mahmood
22 Journal of Government
Information 1 1.20 83.13 2000 2000
23 Library Administration
Management 1 1.20 84.34 2007 2007
24 Library Acquisitions:
Practice & Theory 1 1.20 85.54 1996 1996
25 Library Collection,
Acquisition, and
Technical Services
1 1.20 86.75 2007 2007
26 Library Management 1 1.20 87.95 2005 2005
27 Malaysian Journal of
Library & Information
1 1.20 89.16 2005 2005
28 Public Library Quarterly 1 1.20 90.36 2001 2001
29 Reference Librarian 1 1.20 91.57 2007 2007
30 Serials Librarian, The 1 1.20 92.77 1996 1996
31 Sonderdruck aus
Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1 1.20 93.98 1996 1996
32 Special Libraries 1 1.20 95.18 1976 1976
33 The Eastern Librarian 1 1.20 96.39 1969 1969
34 The Journal of
Academic Librarianship 1 1.20 97.59 2004 2004
35 The New Review of
Children's Literature and
1 1.20 98.80 1998 1998
36 UNESCO Bulletin for
Libraries 1 1.20 100.00 1974 1974
Total 83 100
Tables 7 and 8 show the keyword frequencies of Dr. Haider’s
works. The frequency chart shows that his main areas of interest were
general librarianship in Pakistan, library education, university libraries,
and issues concerned with Pakistan Library Association.
Table 7. Broader topics covered in Dr Jalaludin Haider’s works
Keywords Frequency Keywords Frequency
Pakistan 62 Academic Libraries 2
Biographies 10 Collection Development 2
Librarians 9 College Libraries 2
Libraries 9 Conference Proceedings 2
Iran 7 Curricula; 2
Library Schools 7 Developing Countries 2
Acquisitions 6 Fees for Services 2
Biographies 6 Finance 2
Pakistan Library
Association 6 History of Librarianship 2
Surveys 6 History; 2
Syed Jalaluddin Haider 6 Information Services 2
Dr. Syed Jalaludin Haider
University Libraries 6 Information Work 2
Education 5 Librarianship Issues 2
Librarianship 5 LIS Department, University of
Karachi 2
PLA Conference 5 Library Science schools 2
Abdul Moid 4 Munshi Nawal Kishore 2
Cataloguing 4 National libraries 2
Fundraising 4 Organization 2
Library and Information
Science 4 Pakistani libraries 2
Library Education 4 PLA Sindh branch 2
Library Management 4 Planning; 2
Professional Education 4 public libraries 2
Higher Education 3 school libraries 2
Library Planning 3 Services 2
Pakistani Librarianship 3 Special libraries 2
Science and Technology 3 User services 2
Table 8. Keywords used only once
Keywords Keywords Keywords
Access to Information Human Resources Maulana Muhammad Arifuddin
Access to Materials Import Policy Medical Information
Acquisition Policy Importing Muhammad Ali Kazi
Agriculture Income National Archives in Pakistan
Anis Khurshid Indo-Pakistan National Bibliographies
Archival Education Information Standards National Book Foundation
Asia Information Infrastructure Need Analysis
Barriers Information Management Open Systems
Development Information Technology and
Archives Pakistan National Bibliography
Bibliographies Khan Bahadur Khalifa
Muhammad Asadullah Pakistan National Book
Book Industry Khawaja Nur Ellahi Periodicals
Book Selection Law Libraries PLA Golden Jubilee
Cataloguing History Library Leadership Postmaster Education
Cataloguing Rules Library and Information
Development Printing Industry
Children's Literature Library Associations Professional Development
Classification Library Leaders Publishing
Competencies Library Legislation Punjab University
Cooperation Library Literature Purchasing
Curriculum Library Materials Reference Work
Development Planning Library Movement Research Programs
Five Year Plan Library Movement in South
Asia Scientific Literature
Foreign Materials Library Research Social Sciences
Free Services Library Science South Asia
Future Developments Library Services Standardization of Library
Government Publications Library Standards Sub-Continent
Government Records Library Technology Textbook Publishing
Mamoona Kousar & Khalid Mahmood
History of Archival
Development Library Users University Library
History of Library
Development LIS Research Programs Urdu Language Materials
Home Market Literature Reviews
This bio-bibliometric study of Professor Dr. Jalaluddin Haider
ranks him among the giants of Pakistani librarianship. The results also
show that despite the paucity of resources and research supporting
environment in the field of library science, motivated authors do not make
it an excuse for significant productivity. Dr. Haider has contributed a lot
and is one of the most prolific writers in the field of Pakistani librarianship.
Bibliometric study of eminent scholars and prolific writers can play an
important role in motivating and attracting young professionals towards
writing. Further, librarians if acquire skill and expertise in the field of
bibliometric analysis, they can use it constructively in their workplace and
play an important role in resources selection process (Mahmood &
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... worked on the Pakistan Development Review, Elahi (2015) assessed the Journal of Law and Society and Wahid and Idress (2020) evaluated the Pakistan Journal of Psychology. Few bio-bibliometrics studies on LIS researchers e.g., Dr. Anis Khurshid, Dr. Syed Jalaluddin Haider, Dr. Khalid Mahmood, Dr. Kanwal Ameen and Dr. Mumtaz Ali Anwar were also found(Mahmood & Rehman, 2009;Kousar & Mahmood, 2010;Qayyum & Naseer 2013; Haq & Pervaiz, 2019;Naveed, 2018). ...
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Aim: The citation analysis is one of the quality indicators of research publications. An attempt has been made in this study, to examine the impact of citations on the documents published in the Pakistan Library & Information Science Journal (PLISJ) from 2004 to 2020. Research Methodology: A retrospective research method was applied on the bibliographic detail of documents published in PLISJ and indexed in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - EBSCO Host. The publication data of PLISJ consisted of 17 years from 2004 to 2020 was available on the website of EBSCO ( A total of 68 issues were published in this period but the record of 66 issues was available on the EBSCO website, the data of two missing issues was retained from the hard copies of the journal. The selected dataset was entered in the spreadsheet of the Micro-Soft Excel Sheet for analysis. The record of citations was taken from Google Scholar. Standard Error of Means (SEM) of total publications and citations was calculated by SPSS-22. The articles published in the English Language have been included for analysis. The editorials, book reviews, news items and Urdu Language documents have been excluded. The number of citations gained by each record has been retrieved from Google Scholar from 25th to 30th November 2020. Results: A total of 361 (SEM 21.24±1.32) articles have been identified with an average annual growth rate of 4.04. These documents received the ratio of the citations with SEM 37.94±4.90 and almost half of the documents (49.30%) have been cited. Ten papers quantified the status of h-Index. A strong correlation (0.958349) is found between the authorship pattern and number of citations, as multi-authors papers received more citations as compared to a single author. Dr. Rubina Bhattia and Dr. Khalid Mahmood emerged as the leading authors with 39, 21 papers, respectively. The highest citation impact has been received the document contributed by Dr. Mirza Muhammad Naseer and Dr. Khalid Mahmood. The maximum h-index scale (n=7) is gained by Dr. Khalid Mahmood. A bulk of documents was written on the subject category of “Biographical studies” whereas the highest citation impact has gone to the documents on “Reference Services”. Conclusion: The growing inclination of papers in PLISJ has been observed in the study. As the papers are getting older, the number of citations is also increasing. The authorship pattern has explicitly enhanced from single to multiple authors. Faculty should encourage scholars to submit quality research in national journals.
... Bio-bibliometrics are used to examine the research productivity of researchers [29,30]. Some researchers have focused on evaluating the research performance of countries and regions [31][32][33]. ...
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Bibliometric methods are used to access various elements in any data set. Similarly, this study uses a bibliometric method to evaluate the research performance of the University of the Punjab (PU), the oldest university of Pakistan. A peer university from a neighboring country, India, has been selected in this study along with three state-owned universities of Pakistan. The research yield of selected universities was analyzed since their establishment until 2019. The data were retrieved from the Scopus database in February 2020. The guidelines of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education were used to select the peer universities. It has been analyzed that steady progress in research productivity was observed during the 20th century and in the last few years of the 19th century. A focus shift was observed with the onset of the 21st century and a rapid increase in research publications was observed in Pakistani universities. Around 92% of research studies of the University of the Punjab were carried out during the first 20 years of the 21st century and it leads the compared peer universities in terms of the number of research publications and the citations. It is also analyzed that there is a tendency among the authors of studied universities to publish their research articles in subscription-based journals. The authors affiliated with the University of the Punjab are more inclined to publish their research in open access journals as compared to the researchers of other studied universities. It is also observed that publications with single authors received a low average of citations per document while the publications with six or more authors had the highest average citations. The study recommends collaborative efforts for carrying out research and publication in open access journals is encouraged because of greater visibility, access, and impact.
This study presents a general bibliometric outline of the major logical advancements that have been published in “e-learning”, since 1970. The bibliometric data were retrieved from the Scopus database. The review identifies the most cited, productive authors, and the leading institutions and countries of the journal, based on bibliometric indicators. The research hot spots in the period from 1970 to 2020 were identified by using the visualization of similarities software (Vosviewer), and the graphical mapping of the authors was developed to visualize networks between authors. A sum of 27979 publications was analyzed and the most compelling subjects covered by the journal were identified. This topics analyses e-learning research trend, forecast and citation approach by the locating components of "digital learning”, “e-learning”, “virtual learning”, “mobile learning”, “web based learning”, “elearning” and “online learning" were identified as being most relevant. The bibliometric analyses and visualization maps indicate the significant evolution, growth of the journal in terms of publications, citations, scientometric performance and themes covered. The study provides a road-map for future researchers to follow, where they can focus on key areas where success is possible.
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Background: University of Peshawar (UoP) is the first university established after the creation of Pakistan. The aim of this study is to present the bibliometric attributes of documents produced by the researchers of the University of Peshawar as reflected in the Elsevier's Scopus database. organizations and countries. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet has been used for the calculation of frequency and graphic presentations of findings. Microsoft Excel correlation formula has been used to determine the correlation between authorship patterns and the number of citations. Results: A total of 4,820 documents were retrieved from 1957 to 2019. These documents received 57,212 citations with an average of 11.87 citations per document. The maximum research has been produced on the subject of chemistry, and the Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan found a most preferred journal. The bulk of papers have been written by four-author pattern and the highest number of citations were received by the publications having more than nine authors. The majority of research collaboration was done with the researchers of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan. The analysis of research collaboration by country showed that China has been a top preference for the authors of UoP, followed by United States, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. Conclusion: The success of university education is to cultivate the ability among the students to transform the conceptual knowledge into sustainable technology for the betterment of the society. The faculty and students of the UoP have been striving hard to get excellence through innovative research and actively involved in research collaboration, nationally and internationally. The remarkable research growth has been recorded during the last decade.
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This quantitative study presents the bio bibliometrics analysis of Prof. Hamid Rahman, and the literature produced by him from 1983 till the end of 2020. The basic aim of the study was to investigate the life and contribution to the field of the Library and Information Science in Urdu, English and Hindko, language, professor devoted in his professional career. Prof. Hamid Rahman wrote award winging papers, and won IVP (International Visitor Program) scholarship. He was remained an external/internal supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate Library Science programs in many leading Universities of the country. He organized six library science conferences at Bara Gali Sub-Campus of University of Peshawar. He is the author two books namely; “An Anthology of Library Science”, and “Muqalat e Kutubkhana.” The results show that good number of literature has been produced in 1990 and major area targeted includes Academic Libraries, Library Science Education and LIS Research in Pakistan. Prof. Hamid Rahman significantly contributed to the Library and Information Science literature in Pakistan.
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The paper presents a statistical and subjective review of the journal articles on various aspects of library and information services in Pakistan. Only the articles published in the journals outside Pakistan are included. Articles are selected from four abstracting services, i.e. LISA, ISA, LSA, and ERIC. Authorship characteristics of 97 articles are analysed and compared with the previous studies of LIS periodicals. Authorship details include collaboration, occupation, affiliation, and the author's country. Other publication details of the articles include year, language, journal, and the country of publication. The findings show that library science teachers write more than the other professionals and the most popular subject is the library and information science education. Library science faculty at Karachi University contributes more articles in international journals. The articles are mostly published in English language journals and in English speaking countries, i.e. UK and USA.International Information and Library Reviewpublished more articles on this topic. Problems in library research in Pakistan are discussed and recommendations are made. A brief review of the articles is given according to 16 major subjects. A bibliography of the articles reviewed is also compiled.
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Professor Dr. Anis Khurshid died on 4 th January 2008. He got the Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in recognition of his great achievements in the field of librarianship. He was the most prolific writer in the country. This paper presents a bibliometric analysis of his contributions towards library literature. Till his death he wrote or edited 21 books, 94 periodical articles, 40 part publications and 27 reports & proposals. In total, 182 items, produced during the period of 47 years have been analyzed. The Bibliometric analysis includes: year and type of publication wise distribution of the items; published and unpublished items; language wise division; single and multiple authorship; distribution of pages produced; and periodical wise distribution of articles. Subject keywords in titles of the items have also been enlisted and analyzed. This study is the first of this kind (bio-bibliometric analysis) in Pakistan.
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Dr. Rudraiah has worked in various fields in applied mathenlatics like fluid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics, electrodynamics and smart materals of nanostructures. In his 43 pears of productive life, he has collaborated with 102 colleagues and students and has published 271 papers during 1962-2004. The collaboration co-efficient is 0.54. Highest collaborations were with M. Venkatachalappa (31), and B.C. Chandrasekhara (21). The core journals publishing his papers were: Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Current Science, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Acta Mechanica, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Proc. Royal Cambridge Society of London and Physics of Fluid.
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The availability of a number of databases, in particular the Science Citation Index (SCI), have encouraged the development and use of bibliometric techniques to analyze and evaluate the production and impact of scientists. To avoid pitfalls and their sometimes serious consequences, however, considerable experience with the method is needed. The case of George Placzek appears as an excellent one to illustrate the procedure and its problems. Placzeks work covered a broad range of topics, including optical and neutron spectroscopy, neutron diffusion, nuclear reactions, and nuclear energy. He worked in a large number of places with some of the most outstanding collaborators and also as sole author during his short professional life. His publications appeared in regular, so-called source journals, in books, lecture notes and also internal reports which were classified till several years after the end of the war. In this article we analyze Placzeks work and its impact with the aim of illustrating the power and virtues of bibliometric techniques and their pitfalls.
In this study the citation-based impact of the works of the Russian physicist Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg has been analyzed by bibliometric methods. The time-dependent number of mentions of his name (informal citations), the overall reference-based impact (formal citations) and the number of citations of single articles and books have been investigated. The impact time curves (citation history) of his most frequently cited articles and books are presented and discussed. The scientific contributions of the most influential Ginzburg works are analyzed, in particular their impact on recent research.
Presents an analysis of the publication productivity, authorship pattern, channels of communication, journal preference and language preference of Professor Dato' Khoo Kay Kim, Professor of Malaysian History in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. The results of this biobibliometric study indicate that he can be a role model for future Malaysian historians to emulate his various achievements especially in the field of history education.
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