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A Bibliometric Analysis of Global Research on Lophomonas Spp. in Scopus (1933-2019)

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Masoud Keighobadi, Maryam Nakhaei*, Ali Sharifpour, Ali Akbar Khasseh*, Sepideh Safanavaei, Rabeeh Tabaripour, Masoud Aliyali, Siavash Abedi, Hossein Mehravaran, Elham Sadat Banimostafavi and Mahdi Fakhar*   Pages 236 - 243 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Background: This study was designed to analyze the global research on Lophomonas spp. using bibliometric techniques.

Methods: A bibliometric research was carried out using the Scopus database. The analysis unit was the research articles conducted on Lophomonas spp.

Results: A total of 56 articles on Lophomonas spp. were indexed in the Scopus throughout 1933-2019 (87 years) with the following information: (A) The first article was published in 1933; (B) 21 different countries contributed in studies related to Lophomonas spp.; (C) China ranked first with 16 publications about Lophomonas spp.; and (D) “Brugerolle, G” and “Beams, H.W.” from France and the US participated in 4 articles respectively, as the highest number of publications in the Lophomonas spp. network.

Discussion: After 87 years, Lophomonas still remains unknown for many researchers and physicians around the world. Further studies with high quality and international collaboration are urgently needed to determine different epidemiological aspects and the real burden of the mysterious parasite worldwide.

Keywords:

Bibliometric, scientific collaboration, lophomonas spp., lophomoniasis, scopus.

Affiliation:

Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 48471-91971, Sari, Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 48471-91971, Sari, Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 48471-91971, Sari, Department of Knowledge and Information Sciences, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 48471-91971, Sari, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 48471-91971, Sari, Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Iranian National Registry Center for Lophomoniasis (INRCL), Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 48471-91971, Sari



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