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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 8: Co-authorship for WoS publications in different countries.

Mentions: Owing to the specialization of research activities of each nation, international collaboration could be effective in promoting the creation, transmission, and sharing of knowledge, and in posing a serious obstacle to the diverse types of collective, exchangeable, and integrated knowledge [45]. Increasing globalization may lead to the increase of international collaboration in science and technology. The national cooperative network map of translational medical research has been drawn according to the national/regional cooperation data. As shown in FigureĀ 8, a total network of higher density illustrates closer cooperation between countries. The USA, UK and Canada cooperate frequently with other countries/regions and stand at the core position of the entire network, which in turn benefits from their knowledge transfer among translational medical researchers. The USA, which has issued the most volumes, and other nations such as Australia, PR China, and Japan, France, Austria Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, are in the peripheral layer. Other countries/regions such as Taiwan and Brazil have had less cooperation with other regions/countries, so they are in the outermost layer of the entire cooperation network.


Global informetric perspective studies on translational medical research.

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

Co-authorship for WoS publications in different countries.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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

Figure 8: Co-authorship for WoS publications in different countries.
Mentions: Owing to the specialization of research activities of each nation, international collaboration could be effective in promoting the creation, transmission, and sharing of knowledge, and in posing a serious obstacle to the diverse types of collective, exchangeable, and integrated knowledge [45]. Increasing globalization may lead to the increase of international collaboration in science and technology. The national cooperative network map of translational medical research has been drawn according to the national/regional cooperation data. As shown in FigureĀ 8, a total network of higher density illustrates closer cooperation between countries. The USA, UK and Canada cooperate frequently with other countries/regions and stand at the core position of the entire network, which in turn benefits from their knowledge transfer among translational medical researchers. The USA, which has issued the most volumes, and other nations such as Australia, PR China, and Japan, France, Austria Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, are in the peripheral layer. Other countries/regions such as Taiwan and Brazil have had less cooperation with other regions/countries, so they are in the outermost layer of the entire cooperation network.

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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Related in: MedlinePlus