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Title
Scientific authorships and collaboration network analysis on Chagas disease: papers indexed in PubMed (1940-2009)
Author(s)
곤잘레스박진서
Publication Year
2012-07-01
Abstract
Chagasdiseaseisachronic,tropical,parasiticdisease,endemicthroughoutLatinAmerica.Thelarge-scalemigrationofpopulationshasincreasedthegeographicdistributionofthediseaseandcaseshavebeenobservedinmanyothercountriesaroundtheworld.Tostrengthenthecriticalmassofknowledgegeneratedindifferentcountries,itisessentialtopromotecooperativeandtranslationalresearchinitiatives.WeanalyzedauthorshipofscientificdocumentsonChagasdiseaseindexedintheMedlinedatabasefrom1940to2009.Bibliometricswasusedtoanalyzetheevolutionofcollaborationpatterns.ASocialNetworkAnalysiswascarriedouttoidentifythemainresearchgroupsintheareabyapplyingclusteringmethods.Wethenanalyzed13,989papersproducedby21,350authors.Collaborationamongauthorsdramaticallyincreasedoverthestudyperiod,reachinganaverageof6.2authorsperpaperinthelastfive-yearperiod.Applyingathresholdofcollaborationoffiveormorepaperssignedinco-authorship,weidentified148consolidatedresearchgroupsmadeupof1,750authors.TheChagasdiseasenetworkidentifiedconstitutesasmallworld,characterizedbyahighdegreeofclusteringandanotablyhighnumberofBrazilianresearchers.
Keyword
Chagasdisease; Bibliometrics; Cooperativebehavior; Networkanalysis; Researchareas; Researchgroups
Journal Title
RevistadoInstitutodeMedicinaTropicaldeSPaulo
Citation Volume
54
ISSN
0036-4665
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https://repository.kisti.re.kr/handle/10580/14075
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