Scholarly publications on Astaxanthin: A Quantitative Mapping


  • Manohar Pathak Gujarat University, Ahmedabad-380 009, Gujarat, India
  • Atul Bhat Gujarat University, Ahmedabad-380 009, Gujarat, India
  • NK Prasanna CSIR- National Institute of Science Communication & Policy Research, New Delhi-110 012, Delhi, India



Astaxanthin, Mapping, Natural compound, Scientometric, Tetraterpenoid


This paper is an attempt to analyses 5686 research publications indexed in Web of science core collection across the world on a phytoconstituents i.e Astaxanthin which is a keto-carotenoid pigment mainly accumulated by microalgae. These 5686 publications on Astaxanthin have been contributed by 15224 authors and received 159896 citations upto year 2021. The year 2021 was the most productive year with 598 publications on Astaxanthin. Journal Aquaculture is the most productive journal with 173 publications on Astaxanthin, China is the most contributing country with a 21.54 % share of global publication. Among the top 5 most productive institutions three belongs to China. English is the most preferred language for communication followed by Japanese and Spanish. Chen Feng from Peking University is the most productive author on Astaxanthin. 97 % of the publications are in collaboration and only 3 % publications have been contributed by Single author

Countrywise publication in Astax-anthin




How to Cite

Pathak, M. ., Bhat, A. ., & Prasanna, N. . (2023). Scholarly publications on Astaxanthin: A Quantitative Mapping. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 17(1), 682–687.