Status of literature in knowledge management in web of science (2007-2014): a bibliometric study


  • Mohd Muzzammil Research Scholar, DLIS, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Mohammad Asad Central Library, Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur


Knowledge management, Productivity rate, Web of Science, Bradford‟s Law of Scattering, Lotka‟s Inverse Square Law


Purpose – The purpose of this study is to identify and describe the characteristics of literature published in the field of “KM” over the period of 8 years with a view to identify the place, language, year of publication, subject areas, forms of documents, country of origin etc.
Design/methodology/approach – A total numbers of 4371 items are collected from the source document “Web of Science”, from the year 2007-2014.
Findings – The overall productivity of Knowledge Management (KM) works has been growing, reaching up to 495 publications per year from 2007 to 2014, but their productivity are somewhat irregular. Most of the literature of KM in Web of Science is published in non KM focal journals.
KM play a major role from the ancient time so there is differentiating in research by country wise.
The most productive top five countries in the field of KM research are USA, England, Taiwan, Spain, and China.