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Bibliometric Analysis of Current Drug Metabolism: The Twentieth Anniversary From 2000-2019


Waseem Hassan*, Jean Paul Kamdem, Mohammad Amjad Kamal and Joao Batista Teixeira da Rocha   Pages 1 - 19 ( 19 )


Background: Scopus is regularly covering Current Drug Metabolism from 2000 onwards.

Objective: The major objective is to perform the 1st bibliometric analysis of Current Drug Metabolism (CDM).

Methods: The data was retrieved from Scopus in April-May, 2020 for detail analysis.

Results: The total number of publications was found to be 1551 with 955 reviews (61.57%) and 466 articles (30.05%). The yearly relative growth rate was calculated from 2000 onwards and the doubling time was found to be 4.7. Based on the number of publications, total 4418 authors, 3235 institutions and 83 countries were directly involved in all publications. M.A. Kamal is the highly productive scientist with fifty three (53 or 3.73%) publications, King Abdulaziz University is the top university with highest publications (58 or 4.13%) and USA is the top ranked country with 365 publications (25.96%). We also provided the h-index, total citations (TC), h-index without selfcitations (WSC) and total WSC of top ten authors, universities and countries. In citations analysis, Prof. Zhou S.F. is the top scientist with highest (1594) number of citations, followed by Department of Drug Metabolism, Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, United States, with 654 citations (in institutional category) and United States with 18409 citations is the top ranked country. While in co-words analysis, 3387, 30564 and 17333 terms in titles of the manuscripts, abstracts and keywords were recorded, respectively. Which indicated that CDM principally focused on understanding the drug development ranging from its efficacy to delivery, metabolism, distribution, safety and mechanism of actions. Similarly various specific drugs were thoroughly discussed in publications. Various enzymatic, genetics, proteins and cancer related aspects were also described. For data presentations we used VOSviewer graphical maps.

Conclusion: The data confirms that CDM showed a continuous growth in the number of publications and citations. However significant measures are needed to make overall progress and improve the rankings in relevant categories.


CDM, Scopus, bibliometry, growth rate, doubling time, Vosviewer.


Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25120, KhyberPakhtunkhwa, Department of Biological Sciences, Regional University of Cariri, CEP 63105-000, Crato, Ceara, Campus Pimenta, King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box 80216, Jeddah 21589, Departamento de Bioquímica e BiologiaMolecular, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Bioquímica Toxicológica, UniversidadeFederal de Santa Maria,Santa Maria, RS 97105-900

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