Celebrating More Than Three Decades of Scholarly Publishing: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Journal of Science and Technology (JUST)
This study seeks to showcase the scholarly contribution of the Journal of Science and Technology (JUST). Bibliometrics is a quantitative approach used in library and information sciences to describe publication patterns within a given field or body of literature. Data for this study were extracted manually from the JUST homepage and African Journal Online (AJOL) platforms. The study results revealed that more multiple authors have contributed to the Journal than single authors. Collaboration in the Journal is more at the institutional than national and international levels. There were fluctuations in the number of publications in the Journal. This was due to inconsistencies in the number of issues per volume and articles per issue in a year. It also revealed that authors from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and researchers from Ghana, in general, dominated the total number of articles published by the Journal. Some recommendations, such as aggressive marketing of the Journal on social media, indexation, and abstraction in reputable databases, were made to improve the outlook of the Journal to encourage more contributions to the Journal.