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Department of Library and Information Science

Dr. B. Elango

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : elango@rajagiri.edu, elangokb@yahoo.com

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  • PhD – Library and Information Science – Bharathiar University
  • UGC-NET – Lectureship
  • MPhil – Library and Information Science – Alagappa University    
  • MLIS – Library and Information Science – Annamalai University
  • BSc – Chemistry – University of Madras
  • Librarian, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram (2008 – 2021)
  • Assistant Librarian, Eswari Engineering College, Chennai (2007 – 2008)
  • Assistant Librarian, Bharath University, Chennai (2001 – 2006)
  • Graduate Trainee, Anna University Library, Chennai (1999 – 2000)
  • ​​​​​Bibliometrics / Scientometrics
  • Publication Ethics
  • Information Science
  • Research Evaluation
  • DST, Government of India funded project titled “Scientometric mapping of global research on cyber security with special reference to India’s status” under the NSTMIS scheme. Role: Principal Investigator. Duration: 2019-2021.
  • Relative Open Access Index (ROAI) – can be used to compare the share of open access articles of a country with the global (ref: DJLIT, 2021, 41 (3), 190-198).
  • Relative Rank Index (RRI) – can be used to compare a country’s rank in a specific subject discipline with that of the overall rank of that country (ref: CJSIM, 2020, 14 (1), 153-161).
  • Relative Growth Index (RGI) – can be used to compare the growth rate of a calculating unit with the average of the dataset (ref: MJLIS, 2015, 20 (2), 41-50).
  • Relative International Collaboration Rate (RICR) – can be used to compare the rate of international collaboration with the average of the data set (ref: MJLIS, 2015, 20 (2), 41-50).
  • Counting the number of highly cited papers – can be used to determine the minimum number of citations in the identification of highly cited papers (ref: IRJLIS, 2016, 6 (3), 528-532).
  • Relative Funding Index (RFI) – can be used to compare the funding ratio of a calculating unit with the average of the data set (ref: JSR, 2017, 6 (1), 47-50).
  • Collaboration Index (CI) – the ratio of the total number of authors of multi-authored articles and the total number of multi-authored articles (ref: IJIDT, 2012, 2 (3), 166-169.
  • National Workshop (offline) on “Plagiarism and Reference Management” organized by the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences on November 26, 2022.
  • National Virtual Workshop on “Agricultural Knowledge Management New Age Open Source Tools and Techniques” organized by the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Library under ICAR-NAHEP during March 3-4, 2022.
  • Elango B (2023). COVID-19: global inequality in science.  Therapies, 78(3), 325-327. doi: 10.1016/j.therap.2022.05.004. (ISSN: 0138-9130) (IF 2021 = 3.367) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B, Matilda S, Martina Jose Mary M & Aul Pugazhendhi M (2023). Mapping the cybersecurity research: a scientometric analysis of Indian publications. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 63(2), 293-309. doi: 10.1080/08874417.2022.2058644. (ISSN: 0887-4417) (IF 2021 = 3.317) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango, B. (2023). Journalology: an unrecognized science for a century. Profesional de la información32(2), e320220. (ISSN: 1699-2407) (IF 2021 = 3.596) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Saeidnia, H. R., Kozak, M., Elango, B., & Keshavarz, H. (2023). Redesigning library websites using the MDA framework. Library Hi Tech News. Doi: 10.1108/LHTN-05-2023-0085 (ISSN: 0741-9058) (Indexed in SCOPUS)
  • Elango, B. (2023). NIRF 2021: An analysis of non-science colleges. University News (a weekly journal of higher education), 61(15), 30-32. (ISSN: 0566-2257)
  • Elango B (2022). Characteristics of retracted editorial articles in the biomedical literature.  Scientometrics, 127 (3), 1431-1438. (ISSN: 0138-9130) (IF 2021 = 3.801) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B, Oh DG & Rajendran P (2021). Assessment of scientific productivity by India and South Korea. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41 (3), 190-198. (ISSN: 0974-0463) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B & Bornmann L (2021). New Google Scholar section with information on funded publications. Profesional de la Información, 30 (3), e300314. (ISSN: 1699-2407) (IF 2019 = 1.580) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2021). Retracted articles in the biomedical literature from Indian authors.  Scientometrics, 126 (5), 3965-3981. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-021-03895-1. (ISSN: 0138-9130) (IF 2019 = 2.867) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2020). A new indicator for comparing the rankings: The Relative Rank Index (RRI).  COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 14 (1): 153-161. doi: 10.1080/09737766.2020.1816512. (ISSN: 0973-7766) (Indexed in WOS)
  • Elango B (2019). Calculation errors in bibliometrics: the case of CAGR.  COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 13 (2): 331-337. (ISSN: 0973-7766) (Indexed in WOS)
  • Elango B, Kozak M and Rajendran P (2019). Analysis of retractions in Indian science.  Scientometrics, 119 (2), 1081-1094. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03079-y. (ISSN: 0138-9130) (IF 2017 = 2.173) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2019).  A bibliometric analysis of literature on engineering research among BRIC countries. Collection and Curation, 38 (1), 9-14. doi: 10.1108/CC-05-2017-0017 (ISSN: 2514-9326) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2018). Growth of scientific publications: an analysis of top ten countries.  Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), Paper 1958. (ISSN: 1522-0222) (Indexed in SCOPUS)
  • Elango B and Ho Y S (2018). Top-cited articles in the field of tribology : A bibliometric analysis.  COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 12 (2): 289-307. (ISSN: 0973-7766) (Indexed in WOS)
  • Elango B (2018).  A bibliometric analysis of authorship and collaboration trend in Nature Nanotechnology.  Journal of Applied Informatics and Technology, 1 (1), 56-63. (ISSN: 2586-8136)
  • Elango B (2018).  Commentary: Scientometric profile of global male breast cancer research.  Current Science, 114 (11), 2223. (ISSN: 0011-3891) (IF 2016 = 0.843) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B and Hartley J (2018).  Publication trends in high impact journal: the case of World PsychiatryLibrary Hi Tech News, 35 (1), 25-30. (ISSN: 0741-9058) (Indexed in SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2017).  Bibliometric characteristics and citation impact of funded research: A case study of tribology.  Journal of Scientometric Research, 6 (1), 47-50. (ISSN: 2320-0059) (Indexed in WOS)
  • Elango B and Ho Y S (2017).  A bibliometric analysis of India’s highly cited papers in Science Citation Index Expanded.  Current Science, 112 (8), 1653-1658. (ISSN: 0011-3891) (IF 2015 = 0.967) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2017).  Scientometric analysis of Nature Nanotechnology.  Library Hi Tech News, 34 (1), 23-30. (ISSN: 0741-9058) (Indexed in SCOPUS)
  • Elango B (2017).  Indian journals in JCR 2016.  Current Science, 112 (2), 209-210. (ISSN: 0011-3891) (IF 2015 = 0.967) (Indexed in WOS & SCOPUS)

Books Edited

  • Elango B (2022). Documentation Science & Information Management: Proceedings of the National Conference, May 26-28, 2022. Publisher: Ryan Publishers, ISBN: 978-93-93253-24-8.
  • A national level seminar on “Awareness of SWAYAM Courses” sponsored by ICSSR has been organized on 17.09.2021. Role: Convener
  • A national level conference on “Documentation Science & Information Management” sponsored by ICSSR has been organized during May 26-28, 2022. Role: Convener
  • Life Member - International Library and Information Science Society
  • Life Member - Indian Library Association
  • Life Member - Madras Library Association (MALA), Chennai
  • Life Member - Society for the Advancement of Library & Information Science (SALIS), Chennai
  • Life Member - Academy of Library Science & Documentation (ALSD), Hyderabad
  • Life Member - Intellectuals Society for Socio - Techno Welfare (ISST), Ghaziabad
  • Global Member - Internet Society - ISOC, USA
  • “Best Reviewer Award 2018” from the Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice, a SCOPUS indexed journal.
  • Dr. Dong-Geun Oh, Keimyung University, South Korea
  • Dr. Lutz Bornmann, Max Planck Society, Germany
  • Dr. Yuh-Shan Ho, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Dr. James Hartley, Keele University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Marcin Kozak, University of Information Technology and Management, Poland

Countries Visited

  • Visited South Korea during 25.11.2018 – 29.11.2018 to attend the strategy seminar and to receive the best reviewer award.
  • Visited South Korea during 19.10.2022 – 23.10.2022 to participate and deliver a talk on “Global science production: contributing countries and inequality” in the 5th I-LISS International Conference on “The Era of Post-pandemic: Data Curation and Literacy” held at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea during 21.10.2022 - 22.10.2022.

Recognitions

  • One of the prolific scientists from India in the area of bibliometrics (according to WoS & Scopus)
  • Figured in the global list of scientists by AD Scientific Index 2021 (https://www.adscientificindex.com/)

Travel Grants

  • Fifth I-LISS International Conference supported the expenses to visit South Korea (2022).
  • CSIR sanctioned a partial financial assistance to attend a conference in Taiwan (2019).
  • KISTI, Korea (a government backed research institute) supported my air travel to visit South Korea (2018).

Grants fetched

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Funding Agency

Type of grant

Year

Amount (in Rs.)

Status

1

Department of Science & Technology (DST), GOI

Major Research Project

2019

10,94,000

Completed

2

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Seminar

2020

80,000

Competed

3

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Conference

2022

1,75,000

Competed