Mapping of Indian Biomedicine Research: A Scientometric Analysis of Research Output During 2012 – 2016Author : M. Chaman Sab, P. Dharani Kumar and B.S. Biradar
Volume 7 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 46-52
This study analyzes the research activities of India in biomedicine during 2012–2016, based on the total publica-tion output, its growth rate, quality of papers published and rank of India in the global context. Patterns of international collaborative research output and the major partner institu-tions of India are also discussed. This study also evaluates the research performance of different types of Indian biomedical and research foundations and the characteristics of published literature in Indian and foreign journals. It also analyzes the medical research output by disease and organs. Materials and Methods: The publication data on biomedicine has been re-trieved by using Web of Science (WoS) database. Results: total number of 2712 publications as indexed in web of science da-tabase during 2012-2016. The results show that there insignifi-cant growth in Biomedicine literature published from India. It may be researcher, institutions or India’s collaboration with other countries, in all aspects considerable growth can be ob-served Conclusion: High quality research in India is grossly inadequate and requires strategic planning, investment and resource support. There is also a need to improve the existing biomedical education system, which should foster research culture.
India, biomedical research, publication output, Scientometrics