Mapping of Global 100 Top-cited Articles on Moringa oleifera Lam. from Documents Indexed in Web of Sciences Database


  • Abdelaziz A. I Arbab Biomedical Research Institute, Darfur College, Nyala, Sudan
  • Taha H. Musa Biomedical Research Institute, Darfur College, Nyala, Sudan
  • Hassan H. Musa Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Amer A. Idris Biomedical Research Institute, Darfur College, Nyala, Sudan
  • Elhady A. M. Omer Department of Animal breeding and Genetics, Collage of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Olayinka K. Oderinde Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria 6Department of Sociology, School of Public Administration, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • Yinka T. Akintunde Department of Sociology, School of Public Administration, Hohai University, Nanjing, China


Web of Science Core Collection, H-index, Citations, Bibliometric analysis, Moringa oleifera


Bibliometric analysis is an important tool used for unraveling and mapping the cumulative
scientific knowledge and evolutionary nuances of established domains by logically interpreting
vast amounts of unstructured data. A lot has been done in various fields, however, no
bibliometric report is yet made on Moringa oleifera. M. oleifera Lam is a multi-purpose herbal
plant that has been traditionally used for thousands of years as human food as well as an
alternative for medicinal purposes, with numerous health benefits. This study was designed to
map the most frequently cited articles reported on Moringa oleifera using bibliometric
characteristics while also highlighting the most significant evidence collected in the field over
the years. The 100 most cited reports were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection
database, and were reportedly published between 1980 and 2021 in 56 peer reviewed journals
with 15, 300 total citations at an average of 153 times. Water Research Journal is the mostpublished journal, while India is the most productive country with 18 articles. Also, The
University of Agriculture Faisalabad is ranked as the number one institution with seven articles,
while Anwar F. from Pakistan made the most contributions, with seven (7) published articles.
Moreover, thematic map analytics showing the analysis of the top 250 words revealed that the
research direction was Moringa oleifera research. These findings provide useful insights in the
field of Moringa oleifera for scientific communities on historical and most influential
publications, research direction, the most productive country, author‟s productivity and future
collaborations to identify the most hotspot research paths in the future.

Author Biography

Abdelaziz A. I Arbab, Biomedical Research Institute, Darfur College, Nyala, Sudan

College of Animal Science and Technology, Yangzhou University. Key Laboratory for Animal Genetics, Breeding, Reproduction and Molecular Design of Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou, 225009, China


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How to Cite

Arbab, A. A. I., Musa, T. H., Musa, H. H., Idris, A. A., Omer, E. A. M., Oderinde, O. K., & Akintunde, Y. T. (2022). Mapping of Global 100 Top-cited Articles on Moringa oleifera Lam. from Documents Indexed in Web of Sciences Database: Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 6(11), 1778–1789. Retrieved from