Kim Thompson http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9486-3688
Kasey Garrison http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2495-0233
Carolina Santelices-Werchez https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5260-6181
Paulina Arellano-Rojas https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5905-5589
Danilo Reyes-Lillo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0141-8324
Bibliometric studies, Scientific production, Information science, Library science, Web of Science, Scholarly Collaboration
Ensuring access to published research is increasingly important for demonstrating research impact, supporting wide readership, creating interest in collaboration, and making way for funding opportunities. This article provides a bibliometric analysis of publications from 2007-2016 in the Web of Science (WOS) database to update understanding of recent international library science research as a means of discussing research impact and scientific collaboration. The methodology is a descriptive analysis of publications retrieved from the WOS database using keywords “library science” and WOS-generated subject descriptor “Information Science & Library Science.” Analysis focused on descriptive data related to our research questions including representation of countries, languages, and journals. The findings reveal that most publications are published by researchers with institutional affiliations in the United States and in English. Library and information science research continues to be strong in collaboration, but international and interdisciplinary collaborations are still low in this sample. The dataset reflects that co- and multi-authored publications have the highest WOS citation counts, reinforcing the value of scholarly collaboration. This research provides a baseline to chart future growth in Library Science research publications and collaborations.
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Reprinted from e-Ciencias de la Información, ed. Adrián Murillo G., Volume 10, Issue 2, 2020, pages 1-22.
“Library and Information Science” Literature in Web of Science: What a Decade Tells Us About Scholarly Collaboration in the Field (2007-2016) by Kim M. Thompson, Kasey Garrison, Carolina Santelices-Werchez, Paulina Arellano-Rojas, and Danilo Reyes-Lillo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
Thompson, K. M., Garrison, K., Santelices, C., Arellano, P., & Reyes, D. (2020). “Library Science” literature in Web of Science: What a decade tells us about scholarly collaboration in the field. eCiencias de la Información, 10(2), 1-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.15517/eci.v10i2.39176