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Global informetric perspective studies on translational medical research.

Yao Q, Lyu PH, Ma FC, Yao L, Zhang SJ - BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (2013)

Bottom Line: G7 countries are the leading nations for translational medical research.Some developing countries, such as P.R China, also play an important role in the communication of translational research.The USA and its institutions play a dominant role in the production, collaboration, citations and high quality articles.

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Affiliation: School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, People's Republic of China.

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Background: Translational medical research literature has increased rapidly in the last few decades and played a more and more important role during the development of medicine science. The main aim of this study is to evaluate the global performance of translational medical research during the past few decades.

Methods: Bibliometric, social network analysis, and visualization technologies were used for analyzing translational medical research performance from the aspects of subject categories, journals, countries, institutes, keywords, and MeSH terms. Meanwhile, the co-author, co-words and cluster analysis methods were also used to trace popular topics in translational medical research related work.

Results: Research output suggested a solid development in translational medical research, in terms of increasing scientific production and research collaboration. We identified the core journals, mainstream subject categories, leading countries, and institutions in translational medical research. There was an uneven distribution of publications at authorial, institutional, and national levels. The most commonly used keywords that appeared in the articles were "translational research", "translational medicine", "biomarkers", "stroke", "inflammation", "cancer", and "breast cancer".

Conclusions: The subject categories of "Research & Experimental Medicine", "Medical Laboratory Technology", and "General & Internal Medicine" play a key role in translational medical research both in production and in its networks. Translational medical research and CTS, etc. are core journals of translational research. G7 countries are the leading nations for translational medical research. Some developing countries, such as P.R China, also play an important role in the communication of translational research. The USA and its institutions play a dominant role in the production, collaboration, citations and high quality articles. The research trends in translational medical research involve drug design and development, pathogenesis and treatment of disease, disease model research, evidence-based research, and stem and progenitor cells.

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Figure 1: Research papers published from 1993 to 2012.

Mentions: The trend of annual papers in translational medical research from 1993 to 2012 is shown in Figure 1. During the past two decades WoS (including SCI, SSCI and CPCI) papers on translational medical research produced ranged from five in 1993 to approximately 1,500 in 2011. WoS annual number of publications has grown exponentially, especially after 2001, indicating that the research has recently garnered more attention. It can be seen from Figure 1. that not many researchers pay attention to the translational medical research before 2001, and only a few papers were published. After 2006, the number of SCI papers rapidly increased and reached its production peak in 2011. The number of CPCI papers started to decrease from 2009, while the number of SSCI papers increased slowly during the last two decades.


Global informetric perspective studies on translational medical research.

Yao Q, Lyu PH, Ma FC, Yao L, Zhang SJ - BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (2013)

Research papers published from 1993 to 2012.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3733606&req=5

Figure 1: Research papers published from 1993 to 2012.
Mentions: The trend of annual papers in translational medical research from 1993 to 2012 is shown in Figure 1. During the past two decades WoS (including SCI, SSCI and CPCI) papers on translational medical research produced ranged from five in 1993 to approximately 1,500 in 2011. WoS annual number of publications has grown exponentially, especially after 2001, indicating that the research has recently garnered more attention. It can be seen from Figure 1. that not many researchers pay attention to the translational medical research before 2001, and only a few papers were published. After 2006, the number of SCI papers rapidly increased and reached its production peak in 2011. The number of CPCI papers started to decrease from 2009, while the number of SSCI papers increased slowly during the last two decades.

Bottom Line: G7 countries are the leading nations for translational medical research.Some developing countries, such as P.R China, also play an important role in the communication of translational research.The USA and its institutions play a dominant role in the production, collaboration, citations and high quality articles.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Background: Translational medical research literature has increased rapidly in the last few decades and played a more and more important role during the development of medicine science. The main aim of this study is to evaluate the global performance of translational medical research during the past few decades.

Methods: Bibliometric, social network analysis, and visualization technologies were used for analyzing translational medical research performance from the aspects of subject categories, journals, countries, institutes, keywords, and MeSH terms. Meanwhile, the co-author, co-words and cluster analysis methods were also used to trace popular topics in translational medical research related work.

Results: Research output suggested a solid development in translational medical research, in terms of increasing scientific production and research collaboration. We identified the core journals, mainstream subject categories, leading countries, and institutions in translational medical research. There was an uneven distribution of publications at authorial, institutional, and national levels. The most commonly used keywords that appeared in the articles were "translational research", "translational medicine", "biomarkers", "stroke", "inflammation", "cancer", and "breast cancer".

Conclusions: The subject categories of "Research & Experimental Medicine", "Medical Laboratory Technology", and "General & Internal Medicine" play a key role in translational medical research both in production and in its networks. Translational medical research and CTS, etc. are core journals of translational research. G7 countries are the leading nations for translational medical research. Some developing countries, such as P.R China, also play an important role in the communication of translational research. The USA and its institutions play a dominant role in the production, collaboration, citations and high quality articles. The research trends in translational medical research involve drug design and development, pathogenesis and treatment of disease, disease model research, evidence-based research, and stem and progenitor cells.

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