Scientometric analysis of endocrinology research from India

Journal of Scientometric Research,2013,2,2,132-136.
Published:May 2013
Type:Research Article

Scientometric analysis of endocrinology research from India

K. V. S. Hari Kumar*, K. Aravinda1, Sanjay Kalra2

Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, CPGIDS and H, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,

2Department of Endocrinology, BRIDE Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India

Abstract:

Background: Endocrinology research in India is rapidly growing without formal assessment. Our study analyzes the characteristics of all articles published by endocrinologists from India in PubMed indexed journals during the last decade. Materials and Methods: The data was obtained from PubMed database for the publications between 2001 and 2012. The search terms used were “Endocrinology” in any fi eld and “India” in the author affiliation field. The articles were analyzed for the type, gland and the institutional affi liation. We limit our analysis to clinical endocrinology and excluded basic and molecular endocrinology. Results: In total, 1160 articles were eligible for fi nal analysis. Original articles (46%), case reports (26%) and reviews (15%) constitute the majority while the remaining was shared between correspondence (9%), images and editorials (3.5% each). Pancreas and Diabetes (25%) lead the subspecialty, followed by bone (19%) and pituitary (16%) disorders. Delhi (18%), Chandigarh (13%), Lucknow (10%) are the top places contributing to the articles. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (24%) and Journal of Association of Physicians of India (6%) receive the maximum contributions. Conclusion: Our analysis suggest that the research from endocrinologists is growing in the last decade with equal contributions from all parts of the India.

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Kumar KVSHari, Aravinda K, Kalra S. Scientometric analysis of endocrinology research from India. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2013;2(2):132-136. doi:10.4103/2320-0057.128998.