A Critical Analysis of Heart Diseases Research Literature Based on the Scopus Database during the Period 2009-2018


  • Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl – 796004




Collaboration Coefficient, Collaborative Index, Heart Diseases, Relative Growth Rate, Scientometrics.


The study aims to examine heart diseases research productivity during 2009-2018as indexed in the Scopus database. The study examines various scientometric parameters. It was found that a total of 5056 publications received 65165 citations and the maximum 645 publications were came in the year 2016. The relative growth rate (RGR) was shown in decreasing trends (0.85 to 0.14) while the Doubling time (Dt) is depicted in increasing trends (0.81 to 5.34) during the period of study. The average degree of authors’ collaboration, collaboration coefficient and the collaborative index was recorded (0.98), (0.77) and (4.70) respectively. Saxena, A was the most productive author from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi with 55 publications in heart diseases research; 29 h-index and a total 3608 citations, followed by Talwar, S with the same institution contributed 50 research papers; 17 h-index; and 1407 citations and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi is also most productive institution with 431 contributions published in Indian Journal of Pediatrics, followed by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research with 175 contribution. Medicine is the most famous subject area in heart diseases research with 3401 publications, followed by Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology with 857 publications. The most significant keywords are Human in 3695 publication, followed by Article keyword in 2787 publications. Indian Heart Journal was the most popular journal with 208 publications and the journal cite score was (0.79), followed by Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research with 153 publications while the particular journal cites score is (0.86). The most famous funding agency name is Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with 68 publications, followed by National Institute of Health (NIH) with 32 contributions from the marked period of study.


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How to Cite

Shukla, R. (2021). A Critical Analysis of Heart Diseases Research Literature Based on the Scopus Database during the Period 2009-2018. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 58(1), 31–40. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2021/v58i1/146496
Received 2019-08-07
Accepted 2021-02-11
Published 2021-02-25