Celiac Disease: A Scientometric Analysis of World Publication Output, 2005-2014

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2017,6,1,8-15.
Published:November 2016
Type:Original Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Madhu Bansal1, Ritu Gupta2 and Jivesh Bansal3

1Department of Mathemetics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA

2Formerly with Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati 517502, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

3A C Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA.


The paper presents an analysis of 14317 world papers in celiac disease, retrieved from Scopus database for the period 2005-14, experiencing an annual average growth rate of 5.20% and citation impact of 12.53.The 15 most productive countries account for 83.89% share in world output, with largest share (21.40%) coming from U.S.A, followed by Italy (12.61%), U.K. (8.23%), Germany (5.41%) etc., during 2005-14. U.S.A achieved the global citation share (35.13%) followed by Italy (17.16%), U.K. (15.74%) etc. Medicine registered the highest publication share (87.93%), followed by biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (13.56%), immunology and microbiology (6.73%), agricultural and biological sciences, (5.57%), nursing (3.07%), pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics (2.74%), neurosciences (2.26%), etc. Diarrhoea contributed the largest share (8.10%) in publications by symptoms during 2005-14, followed by abdominal pain (7.68%), insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (6.84%), Crohn disease (6.22%), enteritis (5.34%), etc. Gluten free diet contributed the largest share (18.47%) among significant keywords. The 15 most productive organisations, authors and journals accounted for 15.06%, 10.71% and 16.57% share of the world publication output respectively during 2005-14. It is concluded that individual countries must foster global research and development, by way of providing increased investment in R and D and increase their specialized manpower and provide adequate training courses and infrastructural facilities to scientists and researchers to control the challenges faced by the spread of this disease.

Distribution of world celiac disease publications by important keywords 2005-14