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Biomed Res Int. 2018 May 27;2018:7625078. doi: 10.1155/2018/7625078. eCollection 2018.

Bibliometric Analysis of Global Scientific Research on lncRNA: A Swiftly Expanding Trend.

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1
Department of Orthopedics, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
2
Graduate Management Unit, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
3
Department of Oncology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
4
Department of Orthopedics, Panzhihua Central Hospital, Sichuan Province, China.
5
Department of Endocrinology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

To investigate trends in long-noncoding (lnc) RNA research systematically, we compared the contribution of publications among different regions, institutions, and authors. Publications on lncRNA were retrieved from Web of Science (WoS) from 1975 to 2017. A total of 3879 papers were identified, and together they were cited 62967 times. The literature on lncRNA had been continuously growing since 2006, and the expansion might continue at a rapid pace until around 2021. China contributed the greatest proportion (63.47%) of lncRNA publications, and the USA ranked second in the number of publications (944 articles), while it had the highest citation frequency (43168 times) and H-index (97). The journal Oncotarget has the greatest number of publications on lncRNA research, with 305 papers. The keywords could be stratified into two clusters: cluster 1 (application) and cluster 2 (characteristics). Correspondingly, the "TNM stage," "epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT)," "cell apoptosis," and "overall survival" are research hotspots since 2015. Thus, research on lncRNA showed a swiftly expanding trend, with China making the largest contribution. The focus on lncRNA is gradually shifting from "characteristics" to "application."

PMID:
29992161
PMCID:
PMC5994307
DOI:
10.1155/2018/7625078
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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