Scientometric Assessment of India’s Migraine Research Publications during 2006-15

    Published on:August 2016
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2016; 8(4):294-301
    Meta-analysis | doi:10.5530/jyp.2016.4.2

    Ritu Gupta1, B. M. Gupta2, Jivesh Bansal3*, Ashok Kumar4

    1Department of Library and Information Science, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517502, INDIA.

    2Formely with CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, 1173, Sector-15, Panchkula-134 113, Haryana, INDIA.

    3A C Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA.

    4M. M. University, Mullana-Ambala 133 207, Haryana, INDIA.


    The present study examines 579 Indian publications on “Migraine” research as covered in Scopus database during 2006-15, experiencing an annual growth rate of 17.37%, citation impact per paper of 8.32, international collaborative publication share of 9.80% and global publication share of 2.56%. The global publications share on “Migraine” came from several countries, of which the top 10 most productive countries accounted for 75.30% share of global publications output during 2006-15. A large number of Indian organizations and authors participated in Indian research on “Migraine” research during 2006-15, of which the top 15 organizations and 15 authors contributed 31.26% and 25.22% publications share and 70.50% and 23.50% citation share respectively of the Indian output and citations. Medicine, among subjects, contributed the largest publications (63.90%), followed by pharmacology, toxicology & pharmaceutics (34.72%), neurosciences (14.16%), biochemistry, genetics & molecular biology (13.64%) and chemistry (3.97%) during 2006-15. Indian publications on migraine research appeared in several journals, of which the top 15 journals contributed 32.64% share of the India’s output. The top 14 highly cited papers registered 53 to 1087 citations, and together contributed 2094 citations, leading to the average citation per paper of 149.57. Concludes that there is an urgent need to frame a national policy in this area, undertake more R&D and recognize migraine research as a public health problem and allocate more healthcare funds in this area.

    Key words: Migraine, Pain, Disease, Publications, India, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics.

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