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Dastani M, Mardaneh J, Moshari J. Mapping the Scientific Structure of Iranian Brucellosis Researches Using the Co-authorship and Co-occurrence Network Analysis. Iran J Med Microbiol. 2022; 16 (4) :336-339
1- Infectious Diseases Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
2- Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran ,
3- Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
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Background and Objective: The evaluation of the publishing trend of articles in various scientific fields provides an insight into the efforts of researchers in the field of knowledge. Accordingly, the present study has evaluated and analyzed the scientific publications on brucellosis conducted by Iranian researchers using scientometrics methods and analysis of social networks.
Methods: The present study is practical research that has been performed using the scientometric method and analysis of social networks. All Iranian scientific publications on brucellosis published until 2020 were extracted from the Scopus citation database. Excel, VOSviewer, and Gephi software were applied to analyze the data.
Results: A total of 816 scientific publications on brucellosis conducted by Iranian researchers were extracted from the Scopus citation database. Keramat F. and Mirnejad R. have the highest degree centrality of 16 among other authors of Iranian scientific publications on brucellosis. Mirnejad has the highest closeness centrality and betweenness centrality, equal to 0.43 and 1153.61, respectively. The United States with 22 documents, the United Kingdom with 9 documents, and Germany with 7 documents had the most scientific collaborations in Iranian scientific publications. The prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment are three main topic clusters in this field.
Conclusion: The present study results revealed the topical and content structure and scientific collaborations of the authors in Iranian publications and scientific productions on brucellosis. Accordingly, authors and researchers can develop a network of scientific collaborations in the region and the world to collaborate in producing new knowledge, solve problems, and provide appropriate solutions.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Scientometric Analysis
Received: 2021/12/27 | Accepted: 2021/05/5 | ePublished: 2022/05/25

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