Intellectual Structure Mapping of Sickle Cell Anemia Research in India: A Scientometric Analysis

Journal of Scientometric Research,2022,11,1,89-99.
Published:May 2022
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Dhruba Jyoti Borgohain1, Manoj Kumar Verma1,*, Brady Lund2

1Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, INDIA.

2School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, KS, US.


There are limited studies which focused on network analysis and visualization of Indian Research performance in Sickle Cell Anaemia. This study is an attempt to bridge this gap using metrics with a view to understand the present status of research at the global, national, institutional, author and source level. The study is based on publication and citation data sourced from Scopus during 1958 to 2020. The bibliographic data was statistically analyzed on various metrics such as country collaboration, document type, productive author, journal, highly cited works, productive year, author affiliation. The U.S.A, U.K. and India are highly collaborating in research on “Sickle Cell Anemia”. Canada, the USA and Jamaica are highly cited nations. Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion is the most productive journal. In addition, the study also investigates and maps productive institutions, collaborations among these institutions, key authors, key source journals and also most significant keywords in the subject thereby visually presenting their inter-relationships using Biblioshiny and VOSviewer software. Results and findings from this study describes the progress made by India through research on this deadly genetic disorder and the future scope as well as trends which will be very useful for researcher working and also having zeal or enthusiasm in this area.

Three field plot showing countries, authors and affiliations.