TITLE

A bibliometric study of publications by Indian ophthalmologists and vision researchers, 2001-06

AUTHOR(S)
Kumaragurupari, R.; Sieving, Pamela C.; Lalitha, Prajna
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jun2010, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p275
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: The objective was to conduct a bibliometric analysis of Indian ophthalmic papers published from 2001 to 2006 in the peer-reviewed journals, to assess productivity, trends in journal choice, publication types, research funding, and collaborative research. Materials and Methods: We searched PubMed for articles indicating both vision-related content and author affiliation with an Indian research center. We identified research collaborations and funding from indexing for research support, and classified articles as reporting basic science, clinical science, or clinically descriptive research. Impact factors were determined from Journal Citation Reports for 2006. Results: The total number of published articles that were retrieved for the years 2001 to 2006 was 2163. During the six-year period studied, the annual output of research articles has nearly doubled, from 284 in 2001 to 460 in 2006. Two-thirds of these were published in international journals; 41% in vision-related journals with 2006 impact factors; and 3% in impact factor journals which were not vision-related. Fifty percent of the publications came from nine major eye hospitals. Clinical science articles were most frequently published whereas basic science the least. Publications resulting from international collaborations increased from 3% in 2001 to 8% in 2006. The focus of the journal with the highest number of publications corresponds to the most common cause of bilateral blindness in India, cataract. Conclusion: This bibliometric study of publications of research from India in the field of ophthalmic and vision research shows that research productivity, as measured in both the number of publications in peerreviewed journals and qualitative measures of those journals, has increased during the period of this study.
ACCESSION #
51699627

 

Related Articles

  • A bibliometric profile of Current Science. Prathap, Gangan // Current Science (00113891);4/10/2014, Vol. 106 Issue 7, p958 

    We carry out a citation-based bibliometric profiling of the journal Current Science. A three-dimensional approach breaks down scholarly performance into three primary components - quantity, quality and consistency. The citation data are retrieved from the Web of Science. We quantify the...

  • Comparing 'papers cited rates' with other measures for science journal evaluation. Shuang-Shuang, Gai; Xue-Li, Liu; Shi-Le, Zhang; Rui-Yuan, Liu // Learned Publishing;Oct2014, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p283 

    Thirty-six ophthalmology journals indexed by the Science Citation Index (SCI) in 2003 were selected to study the role of the 'papers cited rate' in scientific journal evaluation. The 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, 8-year, and 10-year cited rates of these papers were calculated to analyze statistically...

  • Entre la bibliometr√ɬ≠a y los lectores. H., Manuel Ramiro // Medicina Interna de Mexico;jul-ago2014, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p363 

    No abstract available.

  • Spanish Scientific Output in Communication Sciences in WOS. The Scientific Journals in SSCI (2007-12). De-Filippo, Daniela // Comunicar;2013, Vol. 21 Issue 41, p25 

    Although the field of Communication Sciences has been slower to organize in Spain than in other European countries and the United States, in recent years it has shown a clear tendency to growth. One way to trace this process is by analyzing scientific production, and this paper focuses on this...

  • Journal ranking of world scientific corpus by Normalized impact factor. Marshakova-Shaikevich, Irina; Heinz, Michael // Collnet Journal of Scientometrics & Information Management;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p37 

    The present paper is devoted to discussion of results of bibliometric analysis of a large set of scientific journals (more than 6 thousand) and scientific fields of knowledge (more than 170) in JCR:SE DBs in 1998-2002 period. The idea of normalized impact factor (K) for evaluation of journals...

  • COOPERATION BETWEEN RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND JOURNALS ON RESEARCH INTEGRITY CASES: GUIDANCE FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (COPE). Wager, Elizabeth; Kleiner, Sabine // Acta Informatica Medica;2012, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p136 

    Institutions and journals both have important duties relating to research and publication misconduct. Institutions are responsible for the conduct of their researchers and for encouraging a healthy research environment. Journals are responsible for the conduct of their editors, for safeguarding...

  • Letter from the Editor. Bryant, Christopher // Canadian Journal of Regional Science;2010 Supplement, Vol. 33, preceding p5 

    An introduction to this special issue of the "Canadian Journal of Regional Science" is presented.

  • Scientific Publication Trends and the Developing World. Galvez, Antonio; Maqueda, Mercedes // American Scientist;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p526 

    Offers a look at the trends in the publication of international scientific journals listed in the Science Citation Index of 160 nations from 1991 through 1998 to analyze scientific progress. Regional distribution of authorship; Collaboration for publication; Changes in the publications over the...

  • Overuse of impact factors suppresses controversial ideas. Gillis, J.M. // Nature Neuroscience;Feb99, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p101 

    Comments on an editorial discussing the use of impact factors in reviewing papers for scientific publishing, published in the December 1998 issue of 'Nature Neuroscience.' Intense desire to get one's papers published in journals with the highest possible impact factor.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics