International Journal of Yoga

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--99

Bibliometric profile and density visualizing analysis of yoga intervention in type 2 diabetes: A 44 - year study on global scientific research output from 1975 to 2019


Ramya Ramamoorthi1, Daniel Gahreman1, Timothy Skinner2, Simon Moss1 
1 College of Health and Human Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0909, Australia
2 Department of Rural Health at La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Ramya Ramamoorthi
College of Health and Human Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive, Darwin, NT 0909
Australia

The aim of the paper is to provide an in-depth evaluation of the research output of yoga intervention on type 2 diabetes mellitus from 1975 to 2019 using large-scale data analysis, bibliometric indicators, and density equalizing mapping. Data related to yoga-diabetic research, as search descriptors were retrieved using the Scopus database. The most common bibliometric indicators were annual research output, total citations, productive countries and leading authors, journals and institutions, and frequently cited articles. The number of global research articles retrieved for yoga-diabetic research over the study period 1975–2019 was 411. The growth rate of global publications in 2015–2019 is four times as high as in 1975–2003. The total number of citations for the retrieved articles was 7189, and the average number of citations per article was 23.82. Of these journals, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has published the highest number of papers, which accounts for 2.9% of total publications. This study showed a wide variety of journals in which yoga-diabetic articles are published; these bibliometric indicators provide useful information on performance assessment of productivity and quality of research output. Therefore, this study provides a helpful reference for endocrinologists, yoga therapists, policy decision-makers, and diabetes researchers.


How to cite this article:
Ramamoorthi R, Gahreman D, Skinner T, Moss S. Bibliometric profile and density visualizing analysis of yoga intervention in type 2 diabetes: A 44 - year study on global scientific research output from 1975 to 2019.Int J Yoga 2021;14:89-99


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Ramamoorthi R, Gahreman D, Skinner T, Moss S. Bibliometric profile and density visualizing analysis of yoga intervention in type 2 diabetes: A 44 - year study on global scientific research output from 1975 to 2019. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];14:89-99
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