Scholarly Researches on Social Networking Sites by LIS Authors: A Bibliometric Study

Barik, Nilaranjan and Jena, Puspanjali . Scholarly Researches on Social Networking Sites by LIS Authors: A Bibliometric Study., 2016 In: Marching Beyond Libraries Role of Social Media and Networking. Overseas Press, New Delhi, pp. 416-423. [Book chapter]


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The present study is a bibliometric analysis of scholarly researches published on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and contributed by Library and information Science (LIS) authors across the Globe. The study is based on world’s largest indexing database Scopus. The required data were retrieved from Scopus database to analyze the yearly publication trend, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, geographical distribution, prolific authors, favoring journals, citation impact and other such facets of literatures published on Social Networking Sites during the starting of the years to 31st of December, 2015. A total numbers of 113 research documents have been retrieved for this study and seen a steady growth of literatures, multi authorship trend, less collaborative intensity, United States as most contributing nation, The Electronic Library as leading journal and good citation impact of the publications etc. As the day to day life of present day human civilization is driven by Social Networking and they expect more from its dynamic implications, the literatures published on it will definitely be helpful for its users as well the researchers.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Bibliometric, Social networking sites, research collaboration, Scopus
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Nilaranjan Barik
Date deposited: 27 Mar 2017 03:50
Last modified: 27 Mar 2017 03:50


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