Mapping of Andrology Research Productivity: A Scientometric Study Based on Scopus Database

Abstract

Author(s): V. Viswanathan , B. Elango, V. Chitra, S. Yugapriya

To examine the development of global research outputs on Andrology, the study was analyzed based on the articles indexed in Scopus Database for the period 2007-2016. In this study, the Andrological research outputs were limited to the subject area “Medicine”. The yearly distribution of Andrological literature with growth analysis, authorship pattern with its nature of collaboration, citation analysis with relative quality index were statistically analyzed in this study. Furthermore the study analyzed the geographical distribution of literature, highly cited research outputs, most preferred journals, prolific institutions and the bibliographical form of documents. A total number of 2619 research outputs published in the field between 2007 and 2016 and collaborated research work dominates throughout the study period. In the overall productivity 80.45% publications received citations with an average of 11.98 citations per paper. The average value of uncited/cited ratio is 0.24. Article written by Cooper T.G., et al., in Human Reproduction Update published in the year 2009 on “World Health Organization reference values for human semen characteristics” received a maximum of 646 citations. United States of America has contributed 23.37% of the total productivity and ranked top in terms of publications.“Andrology” is the most preferred journal among the researchers and the organization “Rigshospitalet” has contributed the maximum number of publications. “Article” seems to be the most preferred form of communications by the researchers in this field.

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