Diabetes Research in India and China Today: From Literature-based Mapping to Health-care Policy

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105930
Title:
Diabetes Research in India and China Today: From Literature-based Mapping to Health-care Policy
Author:
Arunachalam, Subbiah; Gunasekaran, Subbiah
Citation:
Diabetes Research in India and China Today: From Literature-based Mapping to Health-care Policy 2002-05, 82(9):1086-1097 Current Science
Journal:
Current Science
Issue Date:
May-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105930
Submitted date:
2005-05-13
Abstract:
We have mapped and evaluated diabetes research in India and China, based on papers published during 1990â 1999 and indexed in PubMed, Science Citation Index (SCI) and Biochemistry and Biophysics Citation Index (BBCI) and citations to each one of these papers up to 2000. We have identified institutions carrying out diabetes research, journals used to publish the results, subfields in which the two countries have published often, and the impact of the work as seen from actual citations to the papers. We have also assessed the extent of international collaboration in diabetes research in these two countries, based on papers indexed in SCI and BBCI. There is an enormous mismatch between the disease burden and the share of research performed in both countries. Although together these two countries account for 26% of the prevalence of diabetes, they contribute less than 2% of the worldâ s research. We argue that both India and China need to (i) strengthen their research capabilities in this area, (ii) increase investment in health-care research considerably, (iii) facilitate substantive international collaboration in research, and (iv) support cross-disciplinary research between basic life sciences researchers and medical researchers. As data such as those presented here should form the basis of health policy, India and China should encourage evaluation of research.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Scholarly Communication; Citation Analysis
Local subject classification:
Scientific information; Developing country; Paper distribution; International collaboration

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dc.contributor.authorArunachalam, Subbiahen_US
dc.contributor.authorGunasekaran, Subbiahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-13T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:36:52Z-
dc.date.issued2002-05en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-05-13en_US
dc.identifier.citationDiabetes Research in India and China Today: From Literature-based Mapping to Health-care Policy 2002-05, 82(9):1086-1097 Current Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105930-
dc.description.abstractWe have mapped and evaluated diabetes research in India and China, based on papers published during 1990â 1999 and indexed in PubMed, Science Citation Index (SCI) and Biochemistry and Biophysics Citation Index (BBCI) and citations to each one of these papers up to 2000. We have identified institutions carrying out diabetes research, journals used to publish the results, subfields in which the two countries have published often, and the impact of the work as seen from actual citations to the papers. We have also assessed the extent of international collaboration in diabetes research in these two countries, based on papers indexed in SCI and BBCI. There is an enormous mismatch between the disease burden and the share of research performed in both countries. Although together these two countries account for 26% of the prevalence of diabetes, they contribute less than 2% of the worldâ s research. We argue that both India and China need to (i) strengthen their research capabilities in this area, (ii) increase investment in health-care research considerably, (iii) facilitate substantive international collaboration in research, and (iv) support cross-disciplinary research between basic life sciences researchers and medical researchers. As data such as those presented here should form the basis of health policy, India and China should encourage evaluation of research.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectCitation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.otherScientific informationen_US
dc.subject.otherDeveloping countryen_US
dc.subject.otherPaper distributionen_US
dc.subject.otherInternational collaborationen_US
dc.titleDiabetes Research in India and China Today: From Literature-based Mapping to Health-care Policyen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Scienceen_US
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