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Date of this Version

3-5-2021

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure the number of contributions and highlight the contributions made by the researchers in the field “Journal of Ethnopharmacology”. Journal of Ethnopharmacology is a peer reviewed medical journal covering the traditional medicinal use of plants and other substances., currently published by Elsevier. It publishes Eighteen issues in a year. The study examines the article published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology from 2016 to 2020. This paper aimed to assess growth pattern of research output, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration, ranking of authors, type of items produced, keyword wise distribution, most productive countries and distributions of research output and also estimate the future growth of publications using straight line equation. There are 3141 articles were published during 2016-2020 (5 years). Data were interpreted by using software such as Histcite, Bibexcel, and VOS viewer and tabulated using MS Excel. The highest number of 856 (27.2%) articles was published in 2020 and lowest number of 454 (14.5%) articles published in 2017. Majority of the contributions are more than ten authors with 445 (14.17%) publications. There exists a higher level of collaborations between the authors. Zhang Y is the most productive author ranked in first position. Most of the research outputs in the journal are articles. ‘In-Vitro’ is the keyword which is mostly occurred in the journal. 1301 articles were published in Peoples R China. It is estimated that research output of the source journal may take slightly increasing future.

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