Document Type : Articles


Ph.D., HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore


The study is based on 1808 citations appended to 101 research articles published in 7 volumes of 14 issues appeared in the International Journal of Information Science and Management (IJISM) during 2003 to 2009. Earlier, this journal was known (before 2008) as the Iranian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IJIST). Here, the author is considering the latest title (IJISM) for the study. The study reveals that totally 190 authors have contributed 101 articles during 2003 to 2009. The majority of the articles were published in 2007, and more numbers of 32 (16.84%) authors had contributed 14 articles in 2006. The greatest number of (49.47) authors contributed with two-authored papers and authors’ collaboration was found to be 0.80. The average number of authors per volume was 27.14. IJISM contained 1808 references out of which 1573 are print-citations and 235 are electronic-citations in 101 articles. This means that every issue published approximately 14.43 articles and each article had an average of 12.43 percent of print references and 1.86 percent of electronic citations. It was noted that authors had preferred print information for citations and journals were the most preferred sources among the print and electronic references compared to books, proceedings, theses and other sources. The country wise distributions of articles were 17 countries. Out of total 190 contributions, the highest numbers i.e., 157 have been contributed from Iran, which stands in the first rank among the contributors. UK and Germany stand in the second and third place respectively, followed by India, Nigeria, China, Bangladesh and Malaysia which are in the fourth place with a contribution of 2 articles each. Similarly, 9 countries are together in the fifth rank with a contribution of one article each.