Keywords : Pharmacology

Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics Research Output in One Hundred and Fifty Countries for the Year 2019-2020

Waseem Hassan; Mehreen Zafar

Canadian Journal of Medicine, 2021, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 56-60
DOI: 10.33844/cjm.2021.60503

In this note, the data about “Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics” is compiled.
Scopus has included pharmacology, toxicology & pharmaceutics (all), pharmacology,
toxicology, pharmaceutics (miscellaneous), drug discovery, pharmaceutical science,
pharmacology, and toxicology in the stated category. We analyzed the publications data of
one hundred and fifty (150) countries for 2019-2020. The data were independently screened,
sorted, and extracted on 29
th Dec 2020 (from Scopus). Based on the number of publications
(NoP) and growth rate (GR), we designed and ranked the top country in each “publication
club,” as shown in Table 1. Furthermore, if we ignore the minimum number of publications,
the top ten ranked countries with growth rate are Uzbekistan (n = 1388.37), Ethiopia (n =
238.64), Brunei Darussalam (n = 200.00), Gambia (n = 200.00), Mongolia (n = 171.43),
Honduras (n = 150.00), Philippines (n = 144.00), Rwanda (n = 142.86), French Polynesia (n
= 125.00) and Benin (n = 120.00). Based on the total publication record from more than 150
countries (n = 118706 for 2020 and n = 100366 for 2019), a significant and positive growth
rate (n = 18.27) has been noticed in “Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics”. The
NoP and GR details of each country are provided in Table 2