A bibliometric analysis of Acta Pharmaceutica Hungarica (1965-2018)


  • Márió Gajdács Department of Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged




Acta Pharmaceutica Hungarica, bibliometric analysis, pharmaceutical science, citation, cluster analysis


Aims: The aim of this study is present a general overview of the journal from 1965 to 2018 using bibliometric indicators.

Methods: The data analyzed in this study, was extracted from the Scopus database. The information was exported in RIS file format to the Harzing’s Publish or Perish and VOSviewer software for data analysis.

Results: The number of documents published in APH during the study period was 1868, the most frequently published document type was „original article”. Articles published APH were cited 2555 times overall, averaging 1.37 citations per each paper. The highest number of articles published in collaboration was in 2007 and 2018 (16.7%). Overall, the period between 1981-2000 was the most fruitful, while the following years saw a decline in the number of articles. Clusters and co-occurrence networks of the authors keyowrds of the published documents were generated.

Conclusion: APH manages to reach a very wide audience of the Hungarian scientific community of researchers. Additionally, an evolution on the research topics covered by the journal could be observed, providing a contemporary overview of the pharmaceutical sciences. The submission of additional articles to the journal is highly encouraged to widen the reach of this journal towards international audiences.



How to Cite

Gajdács, M. A Bibliometric Analysis of Acta Pharmaceutica Hungarica (1965-2018). Acta Pharm Hung 2019, 89, 23-29.



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