BRIC’s Research Output in Library & Information Science from 1996-2012 —A Quantitative Analysis


Research is essential for expansion and diversification of any subject field. The scope of any sub-ject will be determined by the quality of research it produces. Not only this, research is also vital to be undertaken for survival and sustenance of the existing subject. Usually the research activities are undertaken for the welfare and betterment of living especially for humans. Library and Information research has always been the ultimate vision of academicians and intellectuals as it directly or indirectly influences research in other fields whether scientific, technical, social or otherwise. In the present study attempt has been made to have an analysis of Library and Information Science literature produced in four nations—Britain (United Kingdom), Russia (Russian Federation), India, China (BRIC). The current study is conceived to assess the quantitative aspect of research output scenario of BRIC nations for the period of last seventeen years i.e. 1996-2012 in the discipline of Library and Information Science (LIS). To undertake the study, data was retrieved from SJR—SCImago Journal & Country Rank on July 22, 2014, from and the analysis is being undertaken on those documents/publications only identified on this particular databank. The study is undertaken with the view to evaluate and assess the general publication trend of Library Science in BRIC nations. Study of the related literature has also been undertaken briefly so as to develop better perception of the concept and thereby help in the furtherance of scope of the study.

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Mangi, L. (2014) BRIC’s Research Output in Library & Information Science from 1996-2012 —A Quantitative Analysis. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 62-73. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.210008.

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