Journal of Scientometric Research, 2015, 4, 1, 29-39.
Published: January 2015
Type: Research Article
Franky Varah*, Pranav N. Desai
Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
The present study is an attempt to analyze the world publication of ethnobotany genomics by using “DNA barcoding” and “DNA barcoding plants” as keywords. Some of the parameters used for the analysis include the publication output, countries’ performance, the institutions involved, subject areas, authors, and journals distribution. The Scopus International Database is used for this purpose. An evaluating indicator, citations and h‑index are applied to characterize the ethnobotany genomic publication output. It is interesting to note that over the past decade, there has been a notable growth in publication output. Moreover, there has been a significant increase in the participation from a number of countries as well as institutions, subject categories, journals, authors, and collaborations. The increasing significance of ethnobotany genomics was analyzed by ranking countries, institutions, subject categories, journals, authors and collaborations in terms the total number of publication, their citations and h‑index.