A bibliometric assessment of apocynin (Apocynum cannabinum) research

Ram, Shri


Apocynin, also known as acetovanillone, is a naturally occurring organic compound isolated from the root of Apocynum cannabinum (Canadian hemp) and variety of plant sources. Apocynin is being studied for its variety of pharmacological properties and used for the treatment of different diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, bowel disease, heart related diseases, and atherosclerosis to mention few. This bibliometric analysis reflects the key activities of apocynin research being carried out throughout the globe. The data for this study was from Scopus databases and it has been found that 1,424 papers were published during 1908-2011. These 1,424 documents received a total of 39,780 citations with an average 28.50 citations per paper. USA (35.88%) is the most productive country undertaking research in the area of apocynin. India’s rank is 16th in overall publication output on apocynin. Free Radical Biology and American Journal of Physiology- Heart and Circulatory Physiology are the most productive journals publishing apocynin research.


Apocynin; Apocynum cannabinum; Bibliometric Study

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