A bibliometric analysis of evidence-based medicine publications of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Iran in Scopus Database



The aim of this study is to identify patterns in information sharing between Evidence-Based Medicine journals to determine key evidence dissemination areas from co-authorship, co-occurrence and citation networks and to provide a scientific horizon for improving the dissemination of Evidence Based Medicine Research in Iran. And show the trend of Evidence Based Medicine research at Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI), Tehran University of Medical Sciences.


This was a bibliometric study. Scopus database was used for retrieving and analyzing the publications. We analyzed the relationship between co-authorship and citation and visualized them. Co-occurrence keywords in EBM articles in the Scopus database, and developed subject charts and research field relationship.


Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders (GDMD) contains a large collection of information of relevance to Evidence Based Medicine and its contents are widely cited across many journals in Iran. The investigation of co-authorship network showed that 121 EBM articles from 191 authors, Akbar Soltani has the highest citations in EBM research and he is a pioneer in this subject area. The scientific contributions of GDMD to EBM is mostly in disease control and therapy. An Evidence Based Medicine Research Center focused more on these areas such as education, treatment and research, Evidence Based Clinical Practice, Evidence Based Policymaking and to improve clinical reasoning and clinical thinking. In co-occurrence author keywords, the highest publications were in osteoporosis. From the main journals that had published the most were the journal of diabetes and metabolic disorders (GDMD) .From citation organizations, EMRI contains large collections of information of relevance to EBM and are widely cited across 171 organizations in Iran.


An Evidence Based Medicine Research Center scientific production contain several key clusters. With authors, organizations and subject area being the source of the majority of articles. The EBM co-authorship author’s network in Iran is comprised of 191 authors in 23 clusters in major groups, the largest and most productive in this network is led by Akbar Soltani with Bagher Larijani,Shirin Hasani Ranjbar, Arash Moayyari, Arash Hossen-nazhad, Iraj Nabipour, Ramin Heshmat ,Hamideh Mosapour,Azadeh Aletaha, ,Mahbobeh Khabaz- Mafinejad as central members. The findings shows that EBM research topics are widely communicated to other medical fields like osteoporosis and obesity and have begun to shift from Evidence Based clinical Practice to Evidence based management.

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AA participated in the design of the study, collected data, analyzed data and wrote draft of the manuscript. AS helped to write draft of the manuscript. RA collected data. BL conceived of the study, participated in its design, and helped to collect data & and draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved.

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Aletaha, A., Soltani, A., Atlasi, R. et al. A bibliometric analysis of evidence-based medicine publications of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Iran in Scopus Database. J Diabetes Metab Disord (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40200-021-00731-4

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  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Research