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Research Output of Army Medical College, Pakistan: A Bibliometric Study based on Scopus Database
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to carry-out bibliometric analysis of publications by authors associated with Army Medical College, Pakistan using Scopus database.
Methodology: All publications, published from 1977 to 2018, by the authors affiliated with Army Medical College, Pakistan were retrieved from Scopus database. The bibliographic records of all retrieved publications were downloaded in the Microsoft Excel. The data regarding phase-wise growth of publications; citations; subject distribution; the most prolific authors and journals; and research collaboration within Pakistan and abroad were analyzed and presented in tabular form.
Findings: A total of 417 publications were found with an average of 9.92 papers per year. However, these publications were cited 2,524 times with a citation impact of 6.05 citation per year. Out of 417, 352 (68%) publications were published on Medicine. The most prolific author was Abdul Khaliq Naveed and Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and Journal of Pakistan Medical Association were the most preferred journal with 84 and 82 publications respectively. The authors mostly collaborated with National University of Sciences and Technology within Pakistan and two Saudi universities outside Pakistan.
Conclusion: Escalation in scientific productivity at Army Medical College was observed during the last decade. However, there is an urgent need to amplify research activities and collaboration with international organizations manifold to respectably stand with the world.