Research metric analysis of the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi on Scopus database2010–2019

Muhammad Yousuf Ali, Peter Gatiti, Ikram ul Haq

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This paper analysis the research output of the faculty, staff and researchers affiliated to the Aga Khan University (AKU) Medical College, Pakistan from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2019. The paper maps AKU research by analyzing publications by authors with Aga Khan University institutional affiliation that are indexed in Scopus, a citation database of the peer-reviewed literature. Researchers rely on data from Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar to assess scholarly communication. However, this study choose Scopus as it is one of largest multidisciplinary databases covering over 23000 journal titles in comparison to Web of Science which covers approximately 9,000 journals. This paper is unique as it provides a holistic view of the Aga Khan University Medical College research by using scientometrics methods to demonstrate trends in high-impact publications along with citation analyses of articles, h-index, journal rank, and impact factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Citation analysis
  • Citation count
  • Citation management
  • Medical literature
  • Research evaluation
  • Research output
  • Research publication
  • impact factor


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