Sulfur Mustard and Immunology; Trends of 20 Years Research in the Web of Science Core Collection: A Scientometric Review

  • Ramin SALOUTI 1. Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran 2. Salouti Eye Research Center, Salouti Eye Clinic, Shiraz, Iran
  • Roghayeh Ghazavi Vice Chancellery of Research and Technology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  • Sattar Rajabi Department of Optometry, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Zare Labbafinejad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammadreza Talebnejad Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Mohammad Bagher ABTAHI Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Maryam Parvizi Department of Pathology, Mofid Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Sedigheh MADANI Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Fahimeh Asadi-Amoli Department of Pathology, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Ensieh Sadat Mirshari Immunoregulation Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza Gharebaghi Kish International Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Fatemeh Heidary Ophthalmology Division, Taleghani Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Keywords:
Sulfur mustard;, Immunology;, Scientometric review

Abstract

Background: We aimed to use the scientometric approach to evaluate immunological studies on the subject of sulfur mustard over the past 20 years.

Methods: In this scientometric study, the Web of Science Core Collection was searched on the studies about sulfur mustard. The published papers related to the field of immunology were retrieved from these papers. HistCite software and VOSviewer were the applied software packages for bibliometric analysis, information visualization, and creating bibliometric networks.

Results: Over the past 20 years, 741 researchers from 22 countries have published 201 scientific papers in 95 journals. Iran and the United States with 93 and 68 published articles ranked at the top. The Journal of International Immunopharmacology, with 33 published papers, 439 Total Global Citation Score (TGCS), and 105 Total Local Citation Score (TLCS) was the most productive and most influential in this regard. The paper entitled "Biomonitoring of exposure to chemical warfare agents: A review" and another paper entitled "Sardasht-Iran Cohort Study of Chemical Warfare Victims: Design and Methods" were the most influential papers in this topic with 200 TGCS and 27 TLCS, respectively. The most productive and the most influential centers were “Immunoregulation Research Center of Shahed University” and “The Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC),” respectively.

Conclusion: The result of our report as the unique scientometric evaluation of the research on sulfur mustard and Immunology can be used as a roadmap for authors, researchers, and policymakers to define the best ways to allocate their financial and executive resources.

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Published
2020-06-29
How to Cite
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SALOUTI R, Ghazavi R, Rajabi S, Zare M, Talebnejad M, ABTAHI MB, Parvizi M, MADANI S, Asadi-Amoli F, Mirshari ES, Gharebaghi R, Heidary F. Sulfur Mustard and Immunology; Trends of 20 Years Research in the Web of Science Core Collection: A Scientometric Review. Iran J Public Health. 49(7):1202-1210.
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