Sri Lanka Published 234 Research Papers in Psychiatry from 2012 to 2021: Comparison with 76 Research Fields
Editor: Prof. Dr. Javier González Argote, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0257-1176
Keywords:Sri Lanka, Bibliometric, Scopus
Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are only involved in 3-4% of mental health research, and the engagement of Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) is declining. A total of 21,986 documents have been published in Sri Lanka with 395,157 citations, resulting in 18 citations per publication (CPP) and a 1.48 Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI). The highest number of documents are published in Medicine (n=5704), followed by Computer Science (n=4847) and Engineering (n=4598). Some of the main barriers to research include a lack of technical support, funding, and a poor research culture. In order to improve research output and quality, international collaborations, grants, and research infrastructure are urgently needed.
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Rohanachandra YM, Dahanayake DMA, Chandradasa M. What is stopping Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) from doing research in Sri Lanka? Asian J Psychiatr 2023;82:103466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2023.103466.
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