Mapping the dengue scientific landscape worldwide: a bibliometric and network analysis (full-text)

Despite the current global trend of reduction in the morbidity and mortality of neglected diseases, dengue’s incidence has increased and occurrence areas have expanded. Dengue also persists as a scientific and technological challenge since there is no effective treatment, vaccine, vector control or public health intervention. Combining bibliometrics and social network analysis methods can support the mapping of dengue research and development (R&D) activities worldwide.

We use scientific publication data from Web of Science Core Collection – articles indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) – and combine bibliometrics and social network analysis techniques to identify the most relevant journals, scientific references, research areas, countries and research organisations in the dengue scientific landscape.

Our results show a significant increase of dengue publications over time; tropical medicine and virology as the most frequent research areas and biochemistry and molecular biology as the most central area in the network; USA and Brazil as the most productive countries; and Mahidol University and Fundação Oswaldo Cruz as the main research organisations and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as the most central organisation in the collaboration network.

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Author(s): Fabio Batista Mota, Bruna de Paula Fonseca e Fonseca, Andréia Cristina Galina, Roseli Monteiro da Silva
Organization(s): Fundação Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz
Source: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Year: 2017

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