Contribution and Performance of Indian Psychiatrists and a Pan-Indian Psychiatry Journal to Mental Health Literature during 2010-14
Introduction: The quality and quantity of manuscript contribution by Indian Psychiatrist and those by Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP) has not been assessed till date. Such a data would be helpful for the policymakers and all stakeholders to plan the future outlook of publishing in and by Psychiatrists. Material and Methods: Using previously described method, contribution of Indian Psychiatrists as well as that of IJP was collected from various resources. Also, such details were collected by hand from PubMed, Journal website and cross-checked with Google Page Ranking system via a specialized software. Results: Indian psychiatrists published 350 articles in 2010 that arose to 506 in 2014. Among the articles published in 2007-2009, only 75.14% were cited within three years while for the period, 2011-13, only 20.36% were cited. In the same time frame, manuscript published in IJP garnered 29.07% and 39.76%. Discussion: IJP is increasingly getting cited surpassing the other journals and nearly 2.5 times of the general medical field. Besides citation, the other quality parameters of IJP are being discussed. Increasing the quality of Indian psychiatrist research output will require a structured and planned program. The manuscript would aid to chalk future policy of research promotion among Indian Psychiatrists.