“Word Blindness” (Dyslexia) : A Bibliometric Analysis of Global Research in Last Fifty Years

Shri Ram


Dyslexia (commonly known as word blindness) is a cognitive (learning) disorder characterised by an impaired ability to comprehend written and printed words or phrases despite of intact vision. A quantitative literature analysis was carried out on learning disorder - dyslexia from 1967 to 2016 (50 Year) for assessing the global research trends. The emphasis has been given to analyse the research progress in dyslexia using bibliometric methods. This literature-based study was carried out with the documents retrieved from the Scopus. There were 13455 articles on Dyslexia in SCOPUS, distributed in nine document types and twenty eight languages. These literature were grown at 6 per cent annually. Of ninety eight countries, USA shared highest contribution. India ranked 20th in terms of total publication. The most of the research areas are centered towards psychology, learning ability and linguistics.


Dyslexia; Alexia; Bibliometric analysis; Research impact.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.38.4.12791 ';

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