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Background: The study examines India’s research productivity in immunology and microbiology during 2012-2016, depending on various parameters, including India’s annual average research growth rate, institutional output profile of institutions and profiles of some of the most productive authors.
Aim: The focus of this study is to analyze performance of India’s research output in immunology and microbiology, the quality and productivity of major institutions participating in research in microbiology and immunology and the productivity and quality of leading authors in research in immunology and microbiology.
Methods: The study in the area of immunology and microbiology using 5 years publications data from 2012-2016 in Scopus database.
Result: India has published 8181 papers in Immunology and Microbiology during 2012-2016. The highest productive author of India is A. Chowdhary, with 39 contributions. The highly productive Institutes are Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, AIMS, Banaras Hindu University ,Indian Veterinary Research Institute, etc.
Conclusion: The findings of studies like this help in assessing the characteristics of scientific outputs that should be a major issue not only for scientists or researchers themselves but also for higher level of administration, for heads of university or research institutes, and moreover for research funding agencies.