Bibliometric Depiction of Library Science Research in Pakistan by using Co-word Analysis

Muhammad Tariq, Syed Rahmat Ullah Shah, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Ghulam Mustafa, Sumeer Gul

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The purpose of this study is to explore the intellectual structure of Library and Information Science (LIS) in Pakistan during the period 2001 to 2018 applying the co-word analysis. The trends, patrons and tendencies of LIS in Pakistan will be explored by measuring the correlation coefficient of selected key words extracted from the articles indexed in Library and Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) by the Pakistani authors. To find out the dynamic change in the field of LIS, fifteen years was separated into further two periods i.e. 2001-2008 and 2009-2018. Through co-word analysis, and with the help of Gephi software (Sci2) the analysis was done and results shows that the trend was directed from library to information science and the word “research” was the most prominent in the network of data and in Pakistani LIS field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4013
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Bibliometric research
  • Co-word analysis
  • LIS-Pakistan
  • Research trends-Pakistan
  • science citation index


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