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A decade bibliometric analysis of global research on leishmaniasis in Web of Science database.

Abstract

Background
Leishmaniasis is an extremely relevant tropical disease, with global distribution. It still remains a main public health concern in low-income countries, and it is necessary to support more research on this common disease. Thus, a bibliometric analysis of the global scientific production on leishmaniasis was carried out.

Methods
All the articles registered in Web of Science with the subject of leishmaniasis between 2006 and 2015 were analysed, using Pajek and VOS viewer as tools.

Results
13,658 records in the field of leishmaniasis were indexed in the Web of Science database for this ten-year study period (2006–2015). This shows that studies on leishmaniasis have been growing, from 1071 in 2006 to 1537 in 2015. “Sundar S” is the most active researcher in the field of leishmaniasis, compiling and participating in 232 Articles. Brazil ranks first in scientific production, by performing 3315 studies on leishmaniasis. The United States, United Kingdom and Australia had the most collaboration in performing the studies of leishmaniasis with each other. In addition, PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES published the most articles, with 483.

Conclusion
Our data shows an increase in the number of publications in the field of leishmaniasis. In addition, Brazil, USA, and India lead scientific production on leishmaniasis research.

More information

Type
Journal Article
Author
Soosaraei M
Khasseh AA
Fakhar M
Hezarjaribi HZ
Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Annals of medicine and surgery
Volume
26
Number of Pages
30-37
Language
eng
ISSN Number
20490801
DOI
10.1016/j.amsu.2017.12.014
Alternate Journal
Ann Med Surg (Lond)
Publication Language
eng