Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 5, No 4 (2013)

Directory of Open Access Journals: A Bibliometric Study of Library and Information Science

Kotti Thavamani

Abstract


This paper presents a bibliometric study of library-focused journals represented in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). A total of 151 library and information science journals were examined related to a number of issues: subject-specific distribution of library journals, interdisciplinary aspects, country of origin, language-used and other language characteristics, numbers of titles first appearing in given years, publication fees, the existence of license agreements, and the types of organizations having journals in the Directory that focus on libraries or librarianship.

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