Suk, FM; Lien, GS; Yu, TC; Ho, YS. 2011. Global trends in Helicobacter pylori research from 1991 to 2008 analyzed with the Science Citation Index Expanded. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY 23 (4): 295-301
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Suk, FM; Lien, GS; Yu, TC; Ho, YS. 2011. Global trends in Helicobacter pylori
research from 1991 to 2008 analyzed with the Science Citation Index
Expanded. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY 23
Author Full Name(s): Suk, Fat-Moon; Lien, Gi-Shih; Yu, Te-Chen; Ho, Yuh-Shan
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: cancer; Helicobacter pylori; research trend; Science Citation
KeyWords Plus: BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS; ERADICATION; PUBLICATION;
GASTRITIS; JOURNALS; TRIAL
Abstract: Objective In this study, we aim to evaluate the global scientific
production of Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) research, study the characteristics
of H. pylori research activities, and identify patterns, tendencies, and
regularities of H. pylori-related articles.
Methods Data were based on the online version of Science Citation Index
Expanded, from the Web of Science database. Articles referring to H. pylori
were assessed by the trend of publication output during 1991-2008, and
analysis of the distribution of words in the article title, author keyword, and
KeyWords Plus was carried out.
Results Globally, 37451 papers were published during the 18-year study period,
including 19 080 articles, 10 396 meeting abstracts, 2625 reviews, 1943
proceedings papers, and 1866 letters. There were totally 1727 journals listed in
the 122 Science Citation Index subject categories. The mainstream research on
H. pylori was in the clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, microbiology, and
pharmacology and pharmacy fields. The G7 industrial countries held the majority
of total world production. Research on the H. pylori-related topic 'ulcer'
remained the hotspot of H. pylori research, whereas that on the related topic
'gastric cancer' increased during the 18-year study period.
Conclusion With synthetic analysis of word in article title, author keyword, and
KeyWords Plus, it can be concluded that application of H. pylori in clinical
gastroenterology, especially research related to 'cancer' is the orientation of all
the H. pylori research in the 21st Century. This bibliometric method can help
relevant researchers understand the panorama of global H. pylori research, and
establish the direction of further research. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:295-
301 (C) 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health vertical bar Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Addresses: [Yu, Te-Chen; Ho, Yuh-Shan] Asia Univ, Trend Res Ctr, Wufeng
41354, Taichung County, Taiwan; [Suk, Fat-Moon; Lien, Gi-Shih] Taipei Med
Univ, Wan Fang Hosp, Dept Internal Med, Taipei, Taiwan; [Ho, Yuh-Shan] China
Med Univ, Dept Publ Hlth, Taichung, Taiwan
Reprint Address: Ho, YS, Asia Univ, Trend Res Ctr, 500 Lioufeng Rd, Wufeng
41354, Taichung County, Taiwan.
E-mail Address: ysho at asia.edu.tw
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