Two decades of research on Online Learning published by Springer Link: A bibliometric analysis


  • Manashjyoti Deka Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram university
  • Dibanjyoti Buragohain Mizoram University
  • Amit Kumar Mizoram University


Online Learning, SpringerLink, Annual Growth Rate, Relative Growth Rate, Degree of Collaboration, Collaboration Coefficient


The emergence of online learning has acquired the attention of learners and educators in the 21st century. The need has arisen especially when the world has suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic, the institutions of higher learning have come up with the latest technologies to combat the learning environment scenario. The present study mainly analysis the existing works of literature published on the topic of online learning which is abstracted from SpringerLink. The bibliometrics method of analyzing the data was adopted for the study. The study analysis the components such as the growth of literature,year-wise distribution, annual growth rate (AGR), compound annual growth rate (CAGR), relative growth rate (RGR), and doubling time (DT) of the publications authorship pattern and authors productivity of literature, Study the citation, altmetrics, download and access pattern of literature, the most prominent journals, publisher-wise, country-wise distribution of literature, most productive institutions and top-cited paper in the published literature on “online learning”. The study shows that the highest number of publications can be noticed from the conference papers and there is a frequent rise in publications. The annual growth rate of the published literature is 533.34 in 2003 and the number of authors per publication on average was highest in 2017. The study shall contribute to examining the existing scenario of the published literature measurement on online learning and shall encourage more exciting researchers and academicians to work more in this specific field.