Scientometric analysis of the world-wide research efforts concerning Leishmaniasis

Background: Leishmaniasis is a chronic disease that is found in various countries of the world. The aim of the current study was to investigate the impact of leishmaniasis on the world's research output. The present stud
Background: Leishmaniasis is a chronic disease that is found in various countries of the world. The aim of the current study was to investigate the impact of leishmaniasis on the world's research output. The present study assessed benchmarking of research output for the period between 1957 and 2006. Using large database analyses, research in the field of leishmaniasis was evaluated. Furthermore, cooperation between different countries was identified.

Results: The number of publications increased with time. Most publications came from Western countries such as the US, UK or Germany. Interestingly, countries like Brazil and India had a high research output. We found a substantial amount of cooperation between countries.

Conclusion: Although leishmaniasis is of limited geographic distribution it attracts a wide research interest. The central hub of research cooperation is the USA.
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Author:Khaled Al-Mutawakel, Cristian Scutaru, Awfa Shami, Mohannad Sakr, Jan David Alexander Groneberg, David Quarcoo
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-228371
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1186/1756-3305-3-14
ISSN:1756-3305
Parent Title (English):Parasites & vectors
Publisher:BioMed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/03/04
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/01/18
Volume:3
Issue:14
Pagenumber:10
HeBIS PPN:300540744
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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