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Bibliometric analysis of European publications in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology areas

Abstract number: P1893

Sipahi O., Sipahi H., Tasbakan M., Pullukcu H., Arda B., Yamazhan T., Ulusoy S.

Objectives: In this study it was aimed to make the bibliometric analysis of 1996–2007 and 2007 European publications related to infectious diseases and clinical microbiology areas.

Methods: Bibliomeric data related to 1996–2007 and 2007 were retrieved from SCImago journal and country rank web site (www.scimagojr.org). Data related to infectious diseases and clinical microbiology were accessed by using the infectious diseases subcategory and clinical microbiology subcategory of the database. Top 10 European countries according to total publication number was also detailed with data of citable publications (articles+reviews), total citations, citation per paper and H index.

Results: When evaluated according to total number of publications, United Kingdom, France and Germany are the top three countries in the infectious diseases area both in 1997–2007 and 2007 periods. In the medical microbiology area in 1997–2007 period top three countries are Spain, Germany and Italy whereas in 2007 top three are Spain, Germany and United Kingdom (See table). United Kingdom which is European number one in infectous diseases, is globally the second after United States in both 1997–2007 and 2007 periods. Spain which is the European number one in medical microbiology, is the third in 1997–2007 period (after United States and Japan) and the fifth in 2007 (after United States, China, Japan and Brazil) (data not shown).

Conclusion: Although at least some of the European countries are quite competitive both in infectious diseases and medical microbiology areas, further progress is needed.

Table: Top ten European countries both in 1997–2007 and 2007 time periods

CountryTotal publicationsCitable publicationsTotal citationsCitation per paperHirsch (H) index
Infectious diseases area (1997–2007)
United Kingdom5,1304,22057,27612.3679
France4,0563,64024,1386.3353
Germany1,9731,72820,86912.8856
Netherlands1,6541,51314,74611.5549
Italy1,6441,33610,8447 8938
Spain1,3921,1279,3909.0837
Switzerland97188414,32816.753
Belgium9038148,86411.8941
Turkey7735183,4675.723
Sweden5044785,69913.1233
Infectious diseases area (2007)
United Kingdom5654401,4412.5579
France4103636791.6653
Germany2452004982.0356
Spain2351734481.9137
Italy2201774301.9538
Netherlands1811634002.2149
Switzerland1221063913.253
Belgium1091002882.6441
Turkey94591401.4923
Greece76552012.6424
Medical microbiology area (1997–2007)
Spain3,6342,87715,2244.3143
Germany2,8112,62429,71111.3560
Italy2,4282,24110,9454.9940
United Kingdom2,1912,00524,37912.360
France1,7591,55619,41411.7653
Russian Federation1,3561,3472,6572.0821
Turkey1,0679842,6792.919
Netherlands97291612,82414.8750
Sweden8978599,29110.6339
Denmark8267989,73911.7942
Medical microbiology area (2007)
Spain2731984921.843
Germany2682479533.5660
United Kingdom2672358633.2360
France1991716153.0953
Italy1601412661.6640
Netherlands1321204143.1450
Turkey116107740.6419
Russian Federation10298690.6821
Sweden90761551.7239

Session Details

Date: 10/04/2010
Time: 00:00-00:00
Session name: Abstracts 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
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Location: Vienna, Austria, 10 - 13 April 2010
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