Growth Dynamics Study of Proteomics Research Output Since 2000 to 2018


  • Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya, Ajodhya, Howrah − 711312, West Bengal, India; and Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore − 721102, West Bengal
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore − 721102, West Bengal



De Solla Price’s Theory, Exponential Model, Global Proteomics Research, Growth Dynamics Study, Growth of Literature, Logistic Model, Proteomics Research


Proteomics is the large scale of study of proteins with their function and structure. It is an approach for studying changes in metabolism in response to different stress conditions. It indicates the entire set of proteins that is, or can be, expressed by a genome, cell, tissue, or organism at a certain time. In India, the term ‘Proteomics’ was first used in an article on genomics in 1999. This paper presents the growth dynamics study of Indian and global proteomics research output with a comparative analysis. The growth pattern in India during 1999 to 2007 was exponential in nature followed by saturating power model, while the same for global research showed exponential pattern, followed by the saturating logarithmic curve. The speed of Indian growth was fast compared to global growth since after 2008 as evident from the magnitudes of AIS/AGS. The growth patterns followed Price’s law with an initial exponential trend followed by saturation thereafter. The magnitudes of the Activity Index over the years shows that Indian proteomics research is still far below the world average level, though the lowest AI in the year 2001 (0.002) escalated 19.5 times in 2015 (0.039). The Attractivity Index (AAI) values are found less than one indicating lower than world average impact values of Indian proteomics research, though it is continuously growing.


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Soumen Teli, Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya, Ajodhya, Howrah − 711312, West Bengal, India; and Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore − 721102, West Bengal



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How to Cite

Teli, S., & Dutta, B. (2020). Growth Dynamics Study of Proteomics Research Output Since 2000 to 2018. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 57(4), 195–205.



Received 2020-03-30
Accepted 2020-08-24
Published 2020-08-28

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