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Date of this Version

Winter 9-2017


  1. Thirumagal, A. (2013). Osteoarthritis research growth during 2001-2012: A bibliometrics study. IASLIC Bulletin, 58 (2). 81-92.
  2. Sweileh WM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW, Sawalha AF (2014). Assessing urology and nephrology research activity in Arab countries using ISI web of science bibliometric database. BMC research notes; 7:258. Doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-258.
  3. Senthilkumar, R (2015). Scientometric Analysis of Astrophysics Research Output in India During 1989-2914. Library Research World, 1 (2). 97-109.
  4. O’Connor EM, Nason GJ, O’Brien MF (2017).Ireland’s contribution to urology and nephrology research in the new millennium: a bibliometric analysis. Irish journal of medical science. 2017; 186 (2):371-377. Doi: 10.1007/s11845-016-1485-8.
  5. Srinivasa Ragavan, Surulinathi, & Neelakandan. (2012). Indian Perspective of Medicinal Plant Research: A Scientometric Study. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, 2 (3). 195-203.
  6. Ranganathan, C, & Balasubramani, R. (2013). Scientometric dimensions of green chemistry research output based on web of science database (1999-2013): An Indian perspective. International Journals of Information Retrieval and Management, 1 (2). 7-17.


This study evaluates the Nephrology research output during 2007-2016. The data were downloaded from web of science database which was maintained by Thomson Reuters. Total numbers of records were 4655 with 47, 384 citations and average citations per article was 10.05. Nephrology is the adult and pediatric study of the kidneys and its related diseases. The nephrologists deals with the diagnosis and management of kidney diseases. The kidneys are vital for maintaining normal fluid and electrolyte balance in a body. The collected data were analyzed with the help of ‘Bibexcel tool’. The study also applied statistical tools such as Authorship pattern, Relative Growth Rate, Time Series Analysis, Zipf Law, and Exponential Growth Rate.



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