Journal of Scientometric Research, 2018, 7, 2, 94-106.
Published: August 2018
Type: Research Article
Swapan Kumar Patra1, G Mahesh2,*
1Tshwane University of Technology, Business School, 159 Skinner Street, Pretoria, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.
2Senior Principal Scientist, NISCAIR- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- New Delhi, INDIA.
This study maps the LIS research in the African continent based on data from Scopus for the period 1996-2016. Finds that LIS research is non-existent in many African countries, is in a formative stage in many others and is concentrated in a few countries such as Nigeria and South Africa. The study recommends cooperation among the African nations and, between African nations and other countries in the world, to bolster LIS research in the continent.