Scientometric sketch of Nobel laureate in chemistry Prof.Jennifer Doudna with emphasis on collaboration pattern and keyword analysis


  • Dhruba Jyoti Borgohain Mizoram University, Aizawl
  • Faizul Nisha, Dr Defence Scientific-Information and Documentation Center, Delhi
  • Manoj Kumar Verma Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University


Scientometric Profile, Collaboration, Jennifer Doudna, Noble laureate, Publication pattern, Scopus


Prof. Jennifer Doudna is an eminent Biochemist who contributed immensely in the area of gene editing for which she was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020. The study investigates and analyses the contributions and scientific productivity of Doudna in peer-reviewed Scopus indexed sources. She had 315 publications during 1987-2020 in Genetics and related fields. Of the total papers she had written and published, 94.29% are multi-authored. Doudna was the primary author in 7.07% of publications whereas she was claimed to be the secondary author in 92.93% of papers. Majority of her publications were in journals from USA followed by UK and Germany. Most active researchers in the research team of Jennifer were Zhou Kaihong, Ma Enbo, Nogales Eva, Cate Jamie and Sternberg, Samuel H. Her fifty-percentile age is found to be 26 years. Publication data set is tested with Bradford’s law which was found to be negative. She utilized 63 means of communication i.e., journals where she published at least three papers. The highest impact factor journal where she published a decent number of papers (27) is Nature. As depicted in the keyword analysis, her research core area was related to genetics, CRISPR CAS system, endonuclease and gene editing.

Author Biographies

  • Dhruba Jyoti Borgohain, Mizoram University, Aizawl

    Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl-796004,

  • Faizul Nisha, Dr, Defence Scientific-Information and Documentation Center, Delhi

    Technical Officer ‘B’, Defence Scientific-Information and Documentation Center, Delhi