Moringa Oleifera: A Bibliometric Analysis of India’s Publications During 1980-2019

    Published on:September 2020
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2020; 12(3):: 207-214
    Review Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2020.12.62

    BM Gupta1,*, KK Mueen Ahmed2

    1Formerly with CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, INDIA.

    2Phcog.Net, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.


    The study examines India’s research publications on Moringa oleifera plant during 1980-2019, as indexed in Scopus database, focusing on aspects, such as growth characteristics, research quality and impact, extent of international collaborative papers, distribution by broad subjects and significant keywords, leading organizations, authors and journals and features of its high-cited papers. The study found that CFTRI - Mysore (21 papers), University of Calcutta (18 papers) and Banasthali Vidyapeeth (15 papers) were the most productive organizations and National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (79.27 and 4.12), Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (55.82 and 2.90) and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (40.7 and 2.12) were the most impactful organizations in terms of citation per paper and relative citation index. A. Mehta (10 papers), V. Sharma (10 papers) and D. Guha (9 papers) were the most productive authors and S.J.S. Flora (103.33 and 5.38), A. Urooj (36.50 and 1.90) and A.A. Mehta (20.5 and 1.59) were the most impactful authors in terms of citation per paper and relative citation index. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (21 papers), Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research and Journal of Ethnopharmacology (19 papers each) were the leading journals contributing to the field. Journal of Ethnopharmacology (75.0), Phytotherapy Research (52.75) and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (33.33) were found to be most impactful journals in terms of citation per paper.

    Key words: Moringa oleifera, Medicinal plant, Indian publications, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics.

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