Osteoporosis researches in Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences; a Scientometrics study

Abstract

Purpose

We investigated the research conducted on osteoporosis at EMRI to provide practical implications and suggestions for the development of future research.

Methods

We searched osteoporosis and related concepts, as well as various forms of affiliations to EMRI to find published documents indexed in Web of Science, PubMed, and Scopus databases until January 27, 2020. The main purpose and scopes of the studies were classified into seven main study areas. Co-authorship relations were examined using the VOSviewer and keyword analysis was carried out by the ScientoPy.

Results

A total 201 papers on the subject of osteoporosis with organizational affiliation to EMRI were found after initial screening and removing duplicates. A time trend analysis of publications showed a growing trend of EMRI’s publication in the field of osteoporosis since 2014. A total of 558 independent authors participated in osteoporosis-related research at EMRI, and the average contribution of authors was 6.72 per papers. The Co-authorship network for authors contributing in at least five publications, showed 4 main clusters of independent authors. The co-occurrence network of keywords included three large and intertwined clusters including the epidemiology of osteoporosis and its resulting fractures and risk factors, bone markers and monitoring the effectiveness of treatment with them, and nutrition and supplements in the field of osteoporosis and fractures.

Conclusion

EMRI has significantly contributed in osteoporosis science and related subjects during recent years, especially in public health aspects of osteoporosis and its risk factors and consequences. More attention should be paid to other areas such clinical and basic science studies.

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Acknowledgments

Authors are thankful to the Deputy of Research of EMRI for the support and guidance in conducting this study.

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All data used in this research are available at Web of Science, PubMed, and Scopus databases.

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This study was supported by Deputy of Research of EMRI.

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KK, NF, FH, MS, NM, BL, and AO are affiliated to EMRI.

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Mansourzadeh, M.J., Khalagi, K., Yarmohammadi, H. et al. Osteoporosis researches in Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences; a Scientometrics study. J Diabetes Metab Disord (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40200-020-00599-w

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Keywords

  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Bibliometrics
  • Osteoporosis research center
  • Endocrinology and metabolism research institute