Clinical Pharmacology Research in India: A Scientometric Assessment of Publication Output during 2005-14

    Published on:August 2016
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2016; 8(4):310-318
    Meta-analysis | doi:10.5530/jyp.2016.4.4
    Authors:

    K K Mueen Ahmed1, B. M. Gupta2 and Ritu Gupta3

    1Phcog.Net and SciBiolMed.Org, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.

    2Formely CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi (Present Address: 1173 Sector 15, Panchkula 134 113, Haryana, INDIA.

    3Department of Library & Information Science, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi-517502, Andhra Pradesh (Present Mailing Address: 1K/A Arjun Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi 11029), INDIA.

    Abstract:

    The paper examines 8519 publications on clinical pharmacology research in India as covered in Scopus database during 2005-14, using various quantitative and qualitative parameters with a focus on its growth, citation quality, share of national international collaborative papers, subject-wise distribution, contribution and contribution and impact of its leading scholars, contribution to most productive journals, etc.India’s global publication share in clinical pharmacology was 4.80, which increased from 2.65% to 6.69% from 2005-09 to 2010-14. India’s publications in clinical pharmacology witness an annual average growth rate of 25.89% and citation per paper of 6.75 during 2005-14, which decreased from 9.14 to 4.08 from 2005-09 to 2010-14. Nearly 61% of the Indian publications onclinical pharmacology registered citations from 0 to 605 citations and these citations witnessed highly skewed distribution. India’s share of international collaborative publications in the total output was 12.22% during 2005-14, which decreased from 13.99% to 11.76% from 2005-09 to 2010-14. The top 15 most productive Indian organizations and authors together contributed 19.25% and 4.71% and 29.06% and 8.39% share of the cumulative publications and citations output of India in clinical pharmacology during 2005-14. The 10 most productive journals in India’s clinical pharmacology research together contributed 33.82% share to the total India’s publication output in clinical pharmacology during 2005-14. India’s publication output in clinical pharmacology had on 51 highly cited papers (receiving 100 or more citations) and together received 8597 citations, leading to average citation per paper of 168.57.

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