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Published on:30th Jan 2014
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2013; 47(4):16-23
Pharmaceutical Education | doi:10.5530/ijper.47.4.3

Global Metadata Analysis of Research Publications in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Authors and affiliation (s):

*Vinod K. R.1, Sandhya S1 and Saritha A1
1Nalanda College of Pharmacy, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh, India


The aim of the present work was orienting to generate information about global research publications in Pharmaceutical sciences. Method adopted for this dry lab project was assimilation of metadata analysis, processing and interpretation. Results showed that hierarchy of countries sourcing journals (total journals-percentage global share) were in the descending order of USA>UK>Germany>Canada and France>Netherlands> China>Spain>Finland>Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland. When quality was considered (total IF of journals from a country), the order was in the descending order of USA>UK>Germany> France Sweden>Netherlands>Canada>Italy>Spain>Switzerland>Israel>Denmark>Georgia>China>India> Finland. Total number of authors and global authors share of top 10 countries are in the desc-ending order of: USA>China>Japan>France>UK>India>Germany>Canada>Italy>Netherlands. Although journal quality was less from some countries, authors from these countries were accommodated in good impact factor journals which are sourced from other countries. More over some countries although outsourcing more journals were found to have lesser quality if impact factor was considered as a parameter for determining the quality of journals.



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