Infometrics Growth Analysis of Medical Science Researchers in Nigeria during 2007 to 2016
This article accounts for the trend and pattern of medical research in Nigerian Universities within the span of ten years. The study aims to evaluate the research productivity of Nigerian Medical Science Researchers, appraise the preferred research communication outlets, analysing the growth rate of Nigerian medical science research publications, productivity, and visibility of both author and institution. Also, the trends of collaboration with colleagues within the continent and intercontinental were reviewed. The documents included in this research were retrieved from Scopus database; the results revealed incremental research output in medical science between 2007 and 2016 with 2016 having the highest number. It also showed that the Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice is the most widely patronised by Nigeria Medical researchers and that the growth rate of research productivity is 9.5 per cent as indicated by the T value of 0.094768. Moreover, the researcher with the highest output was credited with 103 publication, while the trend of inter-continental research collaboration of Nigerian medical sciences researchers with scholars from another part of the world was more with the United States researchers.
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