Dr. K. G. Sudhier

  • ABOUT
  • Dr. Sudhier K. G. Pillai is a post graduate in Physics (AMU, Aligarh) and Library & Information Science and a Doctorate in Library & Information Science- Informetrics (University of Kerala). He has also qualified UGC- NET & JRF in LIS. Earlier he has worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Library & Information Science and as Librarian in the various teaching and research departments of the University of Kerala (Dept. of Communication & Journalism, Dept. of Geology, University Campus Library and School of Distance Education) for several years. He served as Academic Counsellor of the IGNOU for the BLISc and MLISc programmes, Course coordinator of LIS programmes in the School of Distance Education, UoK. He was also served as Resource Person of UGC-Academic Staff Colleges. He is a Research Guide of University of Kerala and the Manonmanian Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli and has successfully supervised Five Ph Ds so far and submitted one. Currently 01 scholar is pursuing their PhD under his guidance. He has also guided more than 40 MLISc and 10 M. Phil dissertations.Dr. Sudhier has made substantial contributions in the areas of Scientometrics, Bibliometric laws, Citation Analysis, Institutional Productivity and Digital Libraries and has widely published in national and international journals and contributed more than 100 papers. So far he has published 42 research papers in refereed journals, including ALIS- NISCAIR, DESIDOC-JLIT, SRELS- JIM, COLLNET- JSIM, IJIDT, ILA Bull. & IASLIC Bull. In addition that more than 73 papers were published/ presented in the seminars and conferences, as book chapters and popular articles. He is the author of the book -'Informetric Studies: on Physics Theses of Indian Institute of science'- Fore worded by Dr. Gangan Prathap (B. R. Publishing corporation, Delhi, 2017) and edited another book 'Confetti of Thoughts on Library and Information Studies'- Fore worded by Dr. V. G. Talavar (Authors Press, New Delhi, 2010). He has been the Editor of KLA Newsletter (official organ of Kerala Library Association) and Associate Editor of International Journal of Library & Information Science (IJLIS). He also serves as a Member, Editorial Board of KLA Journal of Information Science & Technology (KJIST), Indian Journal of Library Science& Information Technology (IJLSIT), Journal of Information (Pak Publishing Group) and Journal of Advancements in Library sciences (JoALS) and manuscript Reviewer of Current Science, The Library Review (Emerald), Annals of Library & Information Studies (ALIS- NISCAIR); International Journal of Information Dissemination & Technology (IJIDT, MM University), International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology (IJKCDT,Korea) and Global Journal of Library & Information Technology (GJLIT). Based on Google scholar database, his h- Index is 09. Total citations 175, i-10 Index is 09. Dr. Sudhier is a Life Member of IASLIC- Kolkatta, ILA- New Delhi, SALIS- Chennai, IALA- Bangalore, MALA- Chennai and KLA- Thiruvananthapuram.

  • RESEARCH AREAS
  • Scientometrics, Citation Analysis, Institutional Productivity and Digital Libraries, ICT in Libraries
  • TOP 5 PUBLICATION
  • Sudhier, K G & Devi Priya, C. Use and awareness of School library blog: A Case study. Annals of Library & Information Studies (CSIR-NISCAIR), 16, 2; June 2017; 137-143.
  • Sudhier, K G. Lotka’s law and the Pattern of Author Productivity in the area of Physics Research. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. November 2013,33 (6) ; 457-464.
  • Sudhier, K G. Bradford’s law of Scattering revisited: A study based on the references in doctoral theses in the area of Physics. COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, 4 (2), December 2010; 35-47.
  • Sudhier, K G. Research Publication trend among Physicists of the Indian Institute of Science and the University of Kerala: A Bibliometric Study. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology (IJIDT), April-June 2013, 3 (2); 99-106.
  • 5. Sudhier, K G & Anitha, C K. Use of Search Engines for the Retrieval of Scholarly Information: A study of the Kerala University Library. Library Herald, 53 (3), June 2015; 152-167.
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
  • Ph.D., Library & Information Science , University of Kerala; 2006
  • M.L.I.Sc., University of Kerala;
  • B.L.I.Sc., Aligarh Muslim University;
  • M.Sc.,Physics, Aligarh Muslim University;
  • B.Sc.,Physics, University of Kerala;
  • AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Based on Google scholar database, his h- Index is 09. Total citations 175. i-10 index is 09.
  • Listed in the most prolific Indian authors in Indian Library & Information Science Research indexed by Indian Citation Index (ICI) during 2004-15 (among 2247 Indian authors contributed 2428 papers) [Garg & Sharma, DESIDOC-JLIT, 37 (3), 2017]
  • Identified as one of the most prolific and highly cited Indian author in the area of Bibliometrics and Scientometrics during 1995-2014 (Total no. of citations 58, Citation per Paper 5.8 & Relative Citation Impact 0.6). [Garg & Tripathi, ALIS-NISCAIR, 64 (01 &03), 2017]
  • Editor of KLA Newsletter (official organ of Kerala Library Association)
  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Library & Information Science (IJLIS)
  • Member, Editorial Board of KLA Journal of Information Science & Technology (KJIST), Indian Journal of Library Science& Information Technology (IJLSIT), Journal of Information (Pak Publishing Group) and Journal of Advancements in Library sciences (JoALS).
  • Reviewer - Current Science, The Electronic Library (Emerald), Annals of Library & Information Studies (ALIS- NISCAIR); International Journal of Information Dissemination & Technology (IJIDT, MM University), International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology (IJKCDT,Korea) and Global Journal of Library & Information Technology (GJLIT).

EXPERIENCE

  • Librarian

    October 2011 - July 2017

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Library

    May 2008 - August 2011

  • Reference Assistant, Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala, Kariavatton Campus.

    October 2007 - May 2008

  • Technical Assistant, Dept. of Communication

    December 1996 - February 2001 and June 2003 - September 2007

  • Library Assistant, Kerala University Campus Library, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

    March 2001- May 2003