Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Periyar University, Salem- 636 011, Tamilnadu, India.
Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Periyar University, Salem- 636 011, Tamilnadu, India
Social media is a publication and scholarly communication tool in the media era. This paper presents a scientometric analysis of the scholastic publications by the Indian scientists on social media. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of research activities in the country on the subject during the period from 1992 to 2015 (24 years) describing various aspects of research output. This paper focuses the various factors and types of Social Media publications such as articles, reviews, editorial materials, article related proceedings papers, book reviews, letters, meeting abstracts, and review based book chapters. It deals with in terms of growth rate of articles, authorship pattern, single vs. joint – authored research publications, International collaboration; Institution based collaboration, ranking of core journals, and productive research areas.