Research in Library and Information Science in South Africa : an analysis of journal research output from 1993-2006

  • Dennis N. Ocholla Professor and Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Zululand as well as Editor-in-Chief, South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science
  • Lyudmilla Ocholla Information Librarian, University of Zululand Library
Keywords: Research, Library and Information Science, South Africa


This paper intends to promote an awareness of the overall research output in library and information science in South Africa, and is based on a publication count and analysis of peer refereed articles indexed in the LISA and Thompson Scientific (formely ISI) Web of Science databases (SCI,SSCI,A&HCI) between 1993 and 2006, using journal, subject and author indicators for the analysis. The recommendations are in favour of expanding the publication threshold by diversifying the output such that it includes currently marginalised domains.
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