Trends in Information Management (TRIM) Journal: A Bibliometric Analysis

Ramesh Pandita

Abstract


Purpose: The main aim of the study is to assess the amount of research published in only LIS journal from Jammu & Kashmir, enjoying fair amount of readership at global level and to see how far the journal is being preferred by local, national and international LIS professionals to publish their research results. Present study examines article distribution pattern of the journal, authorship pattern, geographical distribution of authors and citation analysis.

Methodology/Approach: Data was retrieved from the website of the “Trends in Information Management (TRIM)” journal published during the period 2005-2012. 95 articles were scanned from 08 (eight) volumes of the journal.

Findings: 95 articles were published along with 24 book reviews, contributed by 126 authors from 13 countries. India emerges the largest contributor with maximum of 63 articles, majority of them i.e. 35 articles contributed from state of Jammu & Kashmir. Maximum no. of 41 articles contributed are single authored. Further, a total of 1403 references have been cited with an average of 14.76 references/article.

Practical Implications: Bibliometric studies are important for that fact that these act as SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) tool to analyze and evaluate the amount of research activities being undertaken by professionals of a particular science. Accordingly, policy makers can identify areas, which require attention and suggest measures to plug voids if any.

Key Words: Trends in Information Management (TRIM), Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Reference distribution, Authorship pattern, Quantitative techniques, Citation analysis

Paper Type: Research


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