Research Productivity and Mapping on Neem: A Bibliometric Analytical Approach Indexed in Web of Sciences

Onasanya A. Koforowola1, Akintunde T. Yinka2,3, Oderinde O. Kehinde4*, Shonekan O. Olatokunbo5, Bankole I. Sewanu6, Musa H. Hassan7, Musa T. Hussein8,9,10*
1Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Jericho, PMB 5054, Ibadan, Nigeria
2Department of Sociology, School of Public Administration, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
3Asian Research Centre, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
4Department of Chemical Sciences, Chemistry Unit, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria
5Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
6Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, Ogun State, Nigeria
7Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
8Biomedical Research Institute, Darfur College, Nyala, South Darfur 63313, Sudan
9Department Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210009, China
10Organisation of African Academic Doctors (OAAD), Off Kamti Road, PO Box 25305000100, Nairobi, Kenya. South Africa

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Recieved Date: 13 November 2021; Accepted Date: 01 February 2022; Published Date: 03 January
Citation: Koforowola OA, Yinka AT, Kehinde OO, Olatokunbo SO, Sewanu BI, Musa HH, Musa T. Hussein MT. Research Productivity and Mapping on Neem: A Bibliometric Analytical Approach Indexed in Web of Sciences. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2022; 6(1):123-132
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Azadirachta indica (Neem) A. Juss as an ethnobotanical has been used to treat various diseases due to its medicinal, insecticidal, and landscaping properties and has recently been used to synthesize other materials. The current study attempted to aggregate research innovations on Neem through a bibliometric analysis for articles published between 1925 and 2020, using the Web of Science and a validated extensive literature search query that included keywords such as Neem, or Neem tree, or Azadirachta indica, or Melia azadirachta L, or Arya Veppu, or Azad Dirakht, or Nimba, or Margosa. The HistCite, Bibliometrix package in R and the VOS viewer software were used to generate the bibliometric indices and mapping. The search query returned 2347 documents, including 2298 articles and 49 reviews papers, with findings indicating that India was the most productive country in terms of article number, with 923 articles and 865 reviews respectively, while that Siddiqui BS from the University of Karachi was a top pioneer and active author. Furthermore, our findings demonstrated the utility of bibliometrics in addressing the key evaluation of Neem research, which will aid researchers in gaining a better understanding of future research direction, addressing key research evaluation questions and methods for providing additional insight, and evaluating hypotheses related to the structure and development of a field.

Keywords: Neem, Meliaceae family, Biodiesel production, Web of Science, VOSviewer software, Thematic evolution.
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