Citation Analysis of Doctoral Theses Submitted During 2007 to 2016 in Pakistani Library Schools

Syed Habib Akhter Jaffri, Khurram Shahzad, Muhammad Tariq

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Citation analysis means the analysis of the citation or reference which are available in reference section of the any research like journals article, reports, and MPhil, PhD theses or any communication, Citation analysis can be used as a tool for knowing reading habits of users in all field of knowledge. It is also helpful to librarian for understanding the interesting valuable literature of research scholar and to recognize the core journals of any field of knowledge. The primarily concerns of this research are to evaluate of the PhD theses which are submitted in the Pakistani library schools. The main objectives of the study were to reveal citations according to types of documents, to know geographical affiliation of publication, to find out authorship patterns and to know citation trends in journals. This study shows the worth of LIS research produced in Pakistan, trend of research in LIS community and which type of information format was popular among the LIS researchers. Total 1821 references were evaluated in this study. 374 Books were cited; the data showed that single author books were 258, co-authors 85 and multiple authors 31. 63 Theses were cited. 93 Websites were cited having different domains. 56 Conference proceedings were cited. 103 Reports were cited from different countries mostly used from USA (40.7%), Pakistan (33.9%) and France (4.8%). 1114 International Journal citation were found these journals were published different countries like USA, UK, Netherlands etc. The most cited journals were found JCR listed. In the case of Pakistani journals mostly from X and Y category journals, it means that Pakistani LIS researchers used high ranking references in their research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Citation Analysis of Doctoral Theses
  • Research Produced by LIS Pakistani Schools


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