Scoliosis: A scientometric assessment of global publications during 2007-16.

Ashok Kumar, Sapna goel


The paper examined 11000 global publications in Scoliosis research, as indexed in Scopus database covering the 10 year period 2007-16. The Scoliosis research output registered a growth of 5.95% per annum and averaged citation impact of 9.09 citations per paper. Of the 80 countries which participated in global Scoliosis research, the top 15 contributed global publication share ranging individually between 2.34% and 32.25%. The USA accounted for the highest publication share (32.25%), followed by China (8.45%), Canada (6.84%) and others. Together, the top 15 most productive countries in Scoliosis research accounted for 92.51% of global publication share. Medicine among subjects accounted for the highest global publications share (94.08%) in Scoliosis research. The top 20 most productive organizations and authors together contributed 27.09% and 19.07% global publication share respectively and 51.23% and 34.26% global citation share respectively.  Of the total publications output in Scoliosis research, 95.53% appeared in journal medium. The top 15 journals published 36.24% share of total output that appeared in journal medium. Of the total global output in Scoliosis research,

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