Mapping of stem cell research in India during 2009–2014: A bibliometric analysis
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Central Library, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Directorate of Medical Research, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Central Library, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Mahesh Chandra Sahu   

Directorate of Medical Research, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, K8, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India.
Submission date: 2016-12-26
Acceptance date: 2017-06-10
Online publication date: 2018-04-13
Publication date: 2019-11-18
Pol. Ann. Med. 2018;25(2):173–179
Stem cell is a miracle for treatment of all diseases including anomalies for its multi-potency nature of cell differentiation. There are several articles published on stem cell research and its applications. In this study, we analyze the stem cell research articles from January 2009 to December 2014, indexed in Scopus database.

To find out the status and number of published stem cell articles with bibliometric analysis indexed in the Scopus database in Indian scenario.

Material and methods:
In this retrospective study, the number of publications on stem cell research, citation, distributions of journals of Scopus database were analyzed. Bibliometric indicators including total articles, independent articles, collaborative articles, first author articles and corresponding author articles were analyzed to compare publications between different countries and organizations. All the data and information were retrieved from the Scopusdata base on 27 October 2015 for a period of 2009 to 2014.

Results and discussion:
The number of articles on stem cell research increased year by year from 2009 to 2014. Similarly, from total articles, the number of original articles is more as compared to other articles. It is found that the articles from the medicine subjects are more than the other subjects. A total number of 221 publications are cited by numerous authors in the field of stem cell. It is found that the Indian authors published these documents with the collaboration of other authors staying abroad. According to our study, Cell Adhesion and Migration journal published more articles in comparison to other journals. The impact of top articles changed from year to year.

The comprehensive analysis of highly cited articles in the stem cell field could identify milestones and important contributors, giving a historic perspective on scientific progress.

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