Document Type : Articles


1 Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.

2 Research Scholar, Department of Library & Information Science, JJT University, District - Jhunjhunu, State Rajasthan, India

3 Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India.


Academic Social Networking Sites, such as Academia.Edu, ResearchGate, and Mendeley, have revolutionized both social interaction and scholarly communication by making it easier for researchers to collaborate and share their work. As a result of these web-based resources, individuals may now create online profiles, share published articles, and interact with other subject matter experts from across the world. A variety of keywords were used by researchers to gather data from Scopus. A 14-year period from 2007 through 2020 was used to assess the research publications. More than 700 publications were retrieved from 381 journals, including 688 original research articles and 63 review papers. Except for 2008, 2016, and 2017, it was concluded that positive growth was plainly seen from 2007 to 2020. In academic communication, the United States is the most productive country in terms of productive affiliation and country on ASNSs.  In the case of institutional affiliation, Wuhan University in China is the most prolific. Using the Scopus database, this study provided a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of ASNSs in scholarly communication. In addition, it outlined the "5 Ps" for implementing ASNSs.


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