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Lupus. 2013 Jul;22(8):772-7. doi: 10.1177/0961203313491850. Epub 2013 Jun 10.

A bibliometric study of literature on SLE research in PubMed (2002-2011).

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, PR China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this paper is to study the distribution regularity, development tendency and research hot spots of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) literature published in journals indexed in PubMed over a 10-year period using the bibliometric analysis method.

METHODS:

Citations from 2002 to 2011 were downloaded from the PubMed database. The core of the search was the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) "Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic." The period of study was set from 2002 to 2011.

RESULTS:

A total of 14,053 articles were retrieved. These articles were published in 1627 different journals, nine journals contributing to one-third of all the literature. The first three journals containing the most articles were

CONCLUSION:

SLE has become a field of interest over the period 2002 to 2011. However, lupus research publications in developing countries have lagged behind.

KEYWORDS:

Bibliometric; SLE; literature review

PMID:
23753297
DOI:
10.1177/0961203313491850
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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