Gallbladder Cancer Research: A Scientometric Study of Indian Publications during 2006-15
The paper examines 492 Indian publications on gallbladder cancer research, as covered in Scopus database during 2006-15, experiencing an annual average growth rate of 2.46% and citation impact of 7.10. The world gallbladder cancer output (6289 publications during 2005- 14) came from several countries, of which the largest global publication share (21.07%) came from USA, followed by Japan (15.58% share), China, (11.32%), India (7.82% share), South Korea (5.76% share), U.K., Germany and Italy (from 4.09% to 4.82%), France and Canada (from 2.02 to 2.67%) during 2006-15. India’s global publication share was 7.82% and hold 4th rank in global output during 2006-15. India’s international collaborative publications share in gallbladder cancer was 9.96% during 2006-15, which increased from 9.80% to 10.07% from 2006-10 to 2011-15. Medicine, among subjects, contributed the largest publication share (92.68%), followed by biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (3.789%), pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics (3.46%), immunology and microbiology (1.42% share) and agricultural and biological sciences (1.22% share) and during 2006-15. Diagnosis, surgery, pathology and prognosis, among treatment methods, together accounted for 89.84% share of the total publication output on gallbladder cancer in India during 2006-15. The four cities, namely, Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Varanasi together accounted for 56.90% of the country output during 2006-15. The most productive 15 Indian organizations, authors and journals in gallbladder cancer research together contributed 67.89%, 53.66% and 37.80% share respectively in the cumulative publications output of India in gallbladder cancer research during 2006-15.