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A Bibliometric Profile of Disaster Medicine Research from 2008 to 2017: A Scientometric Analysis

  • Liang Zhou (a1), Ping Zhang (a1), Zhigang Zhang (a1), Lidong Fan (a1), Shuo Tang (a1), Kunpeng Hu (a1), Nan Xiao (a1) and Shuguang Li (a1)...

Abstract

This 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. F. Della Corte, M. D. Christian, and P. L. Ingrassia were the top authors on the topic, and the field of public health generated the most publications. Terms analysis indicated that emergency medicine, public health, disaster preparedness, natural disasters, medicine, and management were the research hotspots, whereas Hurricane Katrina, mechanical ventilation, occupational medicine, intensive care, and European journals represented the frontiers of disaster medicine research. Overall, our analysis revealed that disaster medicine studies are closely related to other medical fields and provides researchers and policy-makers in this area with new insight into the hotspots and dynamic directions. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2019;13:165–172)

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Correspondence and reprint requests to Nan Xiao, MD, and Shuguang Li, MS, Research Institute of Field Surgery, Daping Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing 400042, China (e-mail: Xiaon624@sohu.com; shuguang555@gmail.com).

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Dr Zhou and Mr Zhang contributed equally to this work and should be regarded as co-first authors

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