Research Contributions on Oral Cancer in India: An Analysis of Citation Count

Journal of Scientometric Research,2018,7,1,29-37.
Published:May 2018
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Sadik Batcha M

Department of Library and Information Science, Annamalai University Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, South India -608 002, INDIA.


Oral cancer is any malignant neoplasm which is found on the lip, floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gingiva, palate or in the tongue. Oral cancer is among the top three types of cancers in India. The incidence of oral cancer is highest in India, south and Southeast Asian countries. In India, 90 -95% of the oral cancers is squamous cell carcinoma. Based on oral cancer research data obtained from Web of Science database core collection, it is seen that with 2606 (6.92% global share) articles from India on oral cancer during 2010-2017, India ranks 4th in the world in terms of research paper output. About 75% of the Indian publications appeared during the period 2010-17. Tata Memorial Hospitals, All India Institute of Med Science and Annamalai University are the three institutions publishing the highest number of papers during the period. Chaturvedi and Nagini are the most productive authors in India contributing relatively higher number of publications in oral cancer. About 50% Indian publications are a result of international collaboration with 114 countries.

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M SBatcha. Research Contributions on Oral Cancer in India: An Analysis of Citation Count. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2018;7(1):29-37. doi:10.5530/jscires.7.1.4.