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Darin J Correll, Kamen V Vlassakov, Igor Kissin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine how interest in various general anesthetics among the authors of academic publications changed over the past 50 years. METHODS: Publication-based academic interest were analyzed using specific scientometric indices: popularity index (PI), top journal selectivity index (TJSI), and index of change (IC). Terms used for searches were the names of drugs belonging to two pharmacological classes of general anesthetics - inhaled and intravenous...
April 2018: Journal of Anesthesia History
Gregorio González-Alcaide, Alejandro Salinas, José M Ramos
BACKGROUND: Chagas cardiomyopathy is a serious and common complication of Chagas disease. METHODS: Through bibliometric and Social Network Analysis, we examined patterns of research on Chagas cardiomyopathy, identifying the main countries, authors, research clusters, and topics addressed; and measuring the contribution of different countries. RESULTS: We found 1932 documents on Chagas cardiomyopathy in the MEDLINE database. The most common document type was 'journal article', accounting for 79...
June 18, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Luqi Wang, Xiaolong Xue, Zebin Zhao, Zeyu Wang
Transportation infrastructure has an enormous impact on sustainable development. To identify multiple impacts of transportation infrastructure and show emerging trends and challenges, this paper presents a scientometric review based on 2543 published articles from 2000 to 2017 through co-author, co-occurring and co-citation analysis. In addition, the hierarchy of key concepts was analyzed to show emerging research objects, methods and levels according to the clustering information, which includes title, keyword and abstract...
June 5, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Alireza Mousavi Jarahi, Porya Keihani, Esmaiel Vaziri, Mansoureh Feizabadi
Today, research is seen as an investment to promote innovation and maintain sustainable social-economic development in all societies. The growth of scientific products and the expansion of knowledge in different scientific fields have entailed more attention to assessments and the impact evaluation of both outcome and process of researchers in all fields. In light of this need, policymakers in the medical field have paid more attention to evaluating the outcomes of research in terms of its impact on the society using many different indicators...
May 26, 2018: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Wei Ouyang, Yidi Wang, Chunye Lin, Mengchang He, Fanghua Hao, Hongbin Liu, Weihong Zhu
Heavy metal pollution in soil and aquatic environments has attracted widespread attention due to its persistence, accumulation in the food chain and negative effects on ecological and human health. However, analyses of the watershed-scale migration mechanisms of heavy metal loss from agricultural systems to aquatic systems have seldom been studied systematically. Therefore, this review summarizes the available data in the literature (2003-2017) using CiteSpace software to provide insights into the specific characteristics of heavy metal loss from agricultural watersheds to aquatic systems and consequently shows global development trends that scientists can use for establishing future research directions...
October 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Ke He, Junbiao Zhang, Xueting Wang, Yangmei Zeng, Lu Zhang
Agricultural ecological compensation has drawn an increasingly broad range of interest since early 1990s. In recent years, the volume of the literature grows rapidly. As a result, a systematic review of the diverse research field and its current trends becomes essential. This paper surveys the literature of agricultural ecological compensation between 1990 and 2016. Specifically, by employing CiteSpace information visualization software, we firstly identified the research hotspots and evolution path and then illustrated the frontier and developing trend of the domain in core and broader perspectives...
May 8, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Michael H K Bendels, Eileen M Wanke, Steffen Benik, Marc S Schehadat, Norman Schöffel, Jan Bauer, Alexander Gerber, Dörthe Brüggmann, Gerhard M Oremek, David A Groneberg
OBJECTIVE:  The study aims to elucidate the state of gender equality in high-impact medical research, analyzing the representation of female authorships from January, 2008 to September, 2017. METHODS:  133 893 male and female authorships from seven high-impact medical journals were analyzed. The key methodology was the combined analysis of the relative frequency, odds ratio and citations of female authorships. The Prestige Index measures the distribution of prestigious authorships between the two genders...
May 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Liang Zhou, Ping Zhang, Zhigang Zhang, Lidong Fan, Shuo Tang, Kunpeng Hu, Nan Xiao, Shuguang Li
ABSTRACTThis study analyzed and assessed publication trends in articles on "disaster medicine," using scientometric analysis. Data were obtained from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) of Thomson Reuters on March 27, 2017. A total of 564 publications on disaster medicine were identified. There was a mild increase in the number of articles on disaster medicine from 2008 (n=55) to 2016 (n=83). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness published the most articles, the majority of articles were published in the United States, and the leading institute was Tohoku University...
May 2, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Antonio Santisteban-Espejo, Fernando Campos, Laura Martin-Piedra, Daniel Durand-Herrera, Jose Antonio Moral-Munoz, Antonio Campos, Miguel Angel Martin-Piedra
Tissue engineering (TE) is defined as a multidisciplinary scientific discipline with the main objective to develop artificial bioengineered living tissues to regenerate damaged or lost tissues. Since its appearance in 1988, TE has globally spread to improve current therapeutic approaches, entailing a revolution in clinical practice. The aim of this study is to analyze global research trends on TE publications to realize the scenario of TE research from 1991 to 2016 by using document retrieval from Web of Science database and bibliometric analysis...
May 24, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Caleb Smith, Roohi Baveja, Teri Grieb, George A Mashour
Translational research as a discipline has experienced explosive growth over the last decade as evidenced by significant federal investment and the exponential increase in related publications. However, narrow project-focused or process-based measurement approaches have resulted in insufficient techniques to measure the translational progress of institutions or large-scale networks. A shift from traditional industrial engineering approaches to systematic investigation using the techniques of scientometrics and network science will be required to assess the impact of investments in translational research...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
Muthu Madhan, Subbiah Gunasekaran, Subbiah Arunachalam
The evaluation of performance in scientific research at any level - whether at the individual, institutional, research council or country level - is not easy. Traditionally, research evaluation at the individual and institutional levels has depended largely on peer opinion, but with the rapid growth of science over the last century and the availability of databases and scientometric techniques, quantitative indicators have gained importance. Both peer review and metrics are subject to flaws, more so in India because of the way they are used...
March 23, 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
James Redfern, Manuel Jesús Cobo, Enrique Herrera-Viedma
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May 1, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Fatemeh Ramezani-Pakpour-Langeroudi, Maryam Okhovati, Ali Talebian
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The advent of social networking sites has facilitated the dissemination of scientific research. This article aims to investigate the presence of Iranian highly cited clinicians in social networking sites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a scientometrics study. Essential Science Indicator (ESI) was searched for Iranian highly cited papers in clinical medicine during November-December 2015. Then, the authors of the papers were checked and a list of authors was obtained...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Lutz Bornmann, Loet Leydesdorff
Teixeira da Silva and Dobránszki (Scientometrics. 10.1007/s11192-018-2680-3, 2018) describe practical problems in using the h -index for the purpose of research evaluation. For example, they discuss the h -index differences among the bibliometric databases. In this Letter to the Editor, we argue for abstaining from using the h -index. One can use normalized indicators instead.
2018: Scientometrics
Malahat Khalili, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Behrang Shadloo, Ramin Mojtabai, Karl Mann, Masoumeh Amin-Esmaeili
AIMS: Addiction science has made great progress in the past decades. We conducted a scientometric study in order to quantify the number of publications and the growth rate globally, regionally, and at country levels. METHODS: In October 2015, we searched the Scopus database using the general keywords of addiction or drug-use disorders combined with specific terms regarding 4 groups of illicit drugs - cannabis, opioids, cocaine, and other stimulants or hallucinogens...
April 6, 2018: European Addiction Research
P Nishy, Renuka Saroja
Water quality has emerged as a fast-developing research area. Regular assessment of research activity is necessary for the successful R&D promotion. Water quality research work carried out in different countries increased over the years, and the USA ranked first in productivity while India stands in the seventh position in quantity and occupies the ninth position in quality of the research output. India observes a steady growth in the water quality research. Four thousand six hundred sixteen articles from India assessed from the aspect of citations received distributions of source countries, institutes, journals, impact factor, words in the title, author keywords...
March 16, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Kai Li, Jason Rollins, Erjia Yan
Clarivate Analytics's Web of Science (WoS) is the world's leading scientific citation search and analytical information platform. It is used as both a research tool supporting a broad array of scientific tasks across diverse knowledge domains as well as a dataset for large-scale data-intensive studies. WoS has been used in thousands of published academic studies over the past 20 years. It is also the most enduring commercial legacy of Eugene Garfield. Despite the central position WoS holds in contemporary research, the quantitative impact of WoS has not been previously examined by rigorous scientific studies...
2018: Scientometrics
Dan L Dumitrascu
Background and aim: There is a competition between scientific journals in order to achieve leadership in their scientific field. There are several Romanian biomedical journals which are published in English and a smaller number in Romanian. We need a periodical analysis of their visibility and ranking according to scientometric measures. Methods: We searched all biomedical journals indexed on international data bases: Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Google Scholar...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
Norman Schöffel, Dörthe Brüggmann, Doris Klingelhöfer, Michael H K Bendels, David A Groneberg
BACKGROUND AND GOALS: Crohn's disease (CD) is an inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, severe diarrhea, and malnutrition. Despite enormous efforts and progress in diagnosis and therapy, there are still many aspects of uncertainty leading to an increasing scientific interest in this topic. As it is challenging to survey all articles regarding CD and to measure their scientific importance, this study uses reliable scientometric tools to evaluate the global research output on CD related to quantitative and qualitative aspects and in chronological and geographical context...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Dante Israel León-de la O, Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, José Víctor Calderón-Salinas
This paper analyzes the patterns of health biotechnology publications in six Latin American countries from 2001 to 2015. The countries studied were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico. Before our study, there were no data available on HBT development in half of the Latin-American countries we studied, i.e., Argentina, Colombia and Chile. To include these countries in a scientometric analysis of HBT provides fuller coverage of HBT development in Latin America. The scientometric study used the Web of Science database to identify health biotechnology publications...
2018: PloS One
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