Nanomedicine Research in India: A Bibliometric Assessment of Publications Output during 2002-20

  • B.M. Gupta Formerly with CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi 110012, INDIA
  • SM. Dhawan Formerly with CSIR-NPL, New Delhi 110012, INDIA
  • K.K. Mueen Ahmed Phcog.Net, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560005, INDIA
  • Ghouse Modin Mamdapur Synthite Industries (P) Ltd, Kolenchery, Kerala, INDIA
Keywords: Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology, Medicine, India, Research, Publications, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics


The paper describes quantitative and qualitative dimensions of nanomedicine research studies in India. The study is based on research publications data in nanomedicine research (1491 publications) as covered in Scopus data basefor the period 2002-20. The study finds that nanomedicine research in India registered a high 73.7% growth with an average of 22.93 citations per paper. The nano-oncology subfield accounted for the highest share (48.49% share) in the national output, followed by seven other nanomedicine subfields. Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi lead as the most productive organizations in the country. The paper also lists the most productive authors in nanomedicine research. The most productive research journals that reported nanomedicine research in India include Nanomedicine, International Journal of Nanomedicine and Current Pharmaceutical Design. In addition, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, International Journal of Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Today topped in the list of most cited research journals.


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Gupta B, Dhawan S, Ahmed KM, Mamdapur GM. Nanomedicine Research in India: A Bibliometric Assessment of Publications Output during 2002-20. ijpi [Internet]. 16Jul.2021 [cited 4Feb.2023];11(2):143-5. Available from: