Scientometric Analysis of Literature on Genetic Engineering (1989-2013)Author : A. Mareeswari , P. Vinayagamoorthy , J. Ramakrishnan and J. Shanthi
Volume 4 No.2 July-December 2014 pp 26-37
This paper presents a Scientometric study of Genetic Engineering, the records published during the year 1989 to 2013 in the field of Genetic Engineering in the MEDLINE data which are covered in the Pubmed. On the whole, it is noticed that from 1989 onwards there is a gradual increase in research on Genetic Engineering except few years. It was found that 86.36% are journal articles, 3.21% are Comparative Study and 1.98% is English Abstract. 22 core journals grouped in zone 1 published 55829 articles accounting for one third of the total output. Similarly the second zone comprises of 179 journals and 4469 journals grouped in third zone. There are 201 journals covered in Zone-1 and Zone-2 have been identified as core journals in the field of Genetic Engineering. Core journals show that United States share 46.27% out of 201 journals followed by England with 26.87% in second position. Netherlands, Germany and Japan are in the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively. Indian efforts in Genetic Engineering research are greater in 11 years out of 25 years of study period. World output on Genetic Engineering grew almost uniform rate by year after year except few years and it was peak in 2012. In the case of Indian output the growth
reaches in inconsistent manner and reaches its peak in 2013.