Pharmacology and Pharmacy: research and innovation analysis

Abstract

Pharmacology and Pharmacy has a highly vertiginous evolution at international level. Its results are widely applied in the pharmaceutical industry, which is in the first places internationally. The study is aimed to analyse the behaviour of the leading institutions at global level in terms of production of papers and patents; as well as the impact that these contributions generate. The databases used were Science Citation Index and Derwent Innovation Index, both belonging to Web of Science platform. The InCite tool was used to analyse the period from 2000 to 2019. It was demonstrated that there is no correspondence among the highlighted institutions in patent applications, patents granted and number of citations, as well as among entities with the highest number of papers, highly cited papers and number of citations. Leadership in the discipline of Pharmacology and Pharmacy is neither determined by their highly productive institutions nor the impact generated by them.

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Herrera-Vallejera, D., Gorbea-Portal, S. Pharmacology and Pharmacy: research and innovation analysis. Scientometrics (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03568-5

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Keywords

  • Pharmacology and Pharmacy
  • Research
  • Innovation
  • Bibliometrics analysis