An Evaluation of Psychological Research in India (1989-2020)


  • Mohd Akhter Panjab University
  • Shakil Ahmad, Mr. Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia


Psychology, India, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Web of Science, Mental Health


The current Web of Science-based paper provides a scientometrics analysis of research publications in Psychology in India from 1989 to 2020. The data analysis was done using bibliometric software, including VOS viewer, Biblioshiny (R Studio), and MS Excel. The publications and citation structures are analyzed first, followed by the most cited papers and most favored journals. Further, top authors and institutions are analyzed as significant research areas. The results show that Andrade C from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore is the most productive author. At the same time, Patel V from Sangath, Goa, is the most influential author. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences is most productive among the institutions, while the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is the most influential. The results indicate that the International Journal of Psychology is a key journal in publishing India’s scientific production in Psychology. The results also show that culture, HIV, depression, anxiety, attention, cross-culture, gender, and mental health are significant research topics.

Author Biography

  • Shakil Ahmad, Mr., Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

    Shakil Ahmad, Lecturer, Deanship of Library Affairs