Journal of Bone Research

Journal of Bone Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2572-4916

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Bone Marrow Research in India: A Scientometric Study, 2003-12

B.M. Gupta and Adarsh Bala

Objectives: Analyses the Indian publications output in bone marrow research during 2003-12 on several parameters including contribution and citation impact of most productive countries, India’s overall contribution, its growth pattern, citation impact, the share of international collaboration, identification of significant participating countries in India’s international collaboration, contribution and impact of different types of bone marrow diseases, analyses of bone marrow research by sub-fields and by different population age groups, productivity and impact of leading Indian institutions and authors.

Methods: The Scopus Citation Database has been used to retrieve the data for 10 years (2003-12) by searching the keywords “bone marrow” in combined Title, Abstract and Keywords field.

Results: The Indian publications output in bone marrow research consisted of 2613 papers during 2003-12, which increased from 174 papers in 2003 to 397 papers in 2012, witnessing an annual average growth rate of 10.04%. The average citation impact per paper registered by Indian publications in bone marrow research was 2.84 during 2003-12, which decreased from 3.53 during 2003-07 to 2.47 during 2008-12. The international collaborative share of India in overall bone marrow research was 11.56% during 2003-12, which increased from 10.43% during 2003-07 to 12.18% during 2008-12.

Conclusions: Keeping in view the severity of bone marrow diseases, there is need to increase efforts in the R and D and improvement of supportive care and also need for establishing national data management infr