Document Type : Articles


1 Associate Professor in Department of the Knowledge and Information Science, University of Qom, Qom, Iran,

2 M. A in Library and Information Science Department, University of Qom, Qom, Iran,

3 Faculty Member of Library and Information Science Department, University of Qom, Qom, Iran,


This study aims to assess the published books in library and information science in Iran, with 583 books being evaluated using the bibliometric method. In order to review the books of information science and knowledge studies, bibliometrics method was used. The research population was the books published in the information science and knowledge studies during 2006-2016. The total number of books published during these years was 764 books and, for this research, the books that had been reprinted were removed and; finally, the total number of books was 583. The data collection tools were a researcher-made checklist that was approved by the members of the faculty of the information science and knowledge studies department. The findings showed that according to the review of the academic syllabi in 2010 and 2014, most works were published in 2011 and 2015. In addition, 78% of the works were compiled, and 24% were translated. About 55.7% of 476 authors were women, while 44.3% were men. With over ten works, Hamid Mohseni and Rahmatullah Fattahi were the most prolific writers in this field. Besides, 83% of the books had been published in Tehran, and the rest had been published in other cities. Ketabdar & Chapar publication, National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, The Center for Study and Compiling University Books in Humanities, and Payame Noor University were the top 5 publishers in this field. Price surveys showed that the price of the published books was on the rise, reaching the highest level in 2015 and 2016. The three topics of information organization, library and information science, and test books were the most widely published. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to scientometrics, bibliometrics, webometrics, information management, and social networks.


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