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Closed Access item Stem cell research. Bibliometric analysis of main research areas through KeyWords Plus
Zulueta-García, Mª Ángeles
|Keywords:||Stem cells, Spain, Co-word analysis, Bibliometrics, Information Visualization|
|Citation:||ASLIB Proceedings New Information Perspectives|
|Abstract:||Purpose – Research with stem cells is a biomedical venture with great scientific impact, and whose
development flows over into many other areas. This article aims to present a dual analysis of Spain’s
scientific output in this field during the period 1997-2007.
Design/methodology/approach – The authors used bibliometric indicators of a basic nature as
well as techniques for the visualization and analysis of networks of scientific information based on a
study of KeyWords Plus.
Findings – The output is mainly concentrated in Catalun˜a and Madrid, and hospitals are the most
productive centres (followed by health institutes), where the main authors are affiliated. Main
categories are hematology, oncology and biophysics. The outstanding areas of study revolve around
the therapeutic use of transplant of hematopoietic progenitors, the processes of generation,
proliferation and differentiation of lines of cells, and the study of neurosciences.
Originality/value – This study provides an overview of Spanish research involving stem cells,
detecting and representing the main areas of research. The article considers the potential of KeyWords
Plus in combination with the proposed methodology as particularly useful for the analysis and
delimitation of a scientific domain.|
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