A bibliometric and citation analysis of stroke-related research in Taiwan

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As the population ages in Taiwan, stroke research has received greater attention in recent years. Strokes have significant impacts on the health and well-being of the elderly. To formulate future research policy, information on stroke publications should be collected. In this research, we studied stroke-related research articles published by Taiwan researchers which were indexed in the Science Citation Index from 1991 to 2005. We found that the quantity of publications has increased at a quicker pace than the worldwide trend. Over the years, there has been an increase in international collaboration, mainly with researchers in the U.S. Article visibility, measured as the frequency of being cited, also increased during the period. It appears that stroke research in Taiwan has become more globally connected and has also improved in quality. The publication output was concentrated in a few institutes, but there was a wide variation among these institutes in the ability to independently conduct research. A wide array of keywords indicated a probable lack of continuity in research. Nevertheless, there was an inverse relationship between stroke mortality and number of published articles in Taiwan. To improve the quality and efficiency of stroke research, continuity in research focuses needs to be maintained, and thus funding should be allocated on a long-term basis to institutes with a proven record of success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalScientometrics
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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A bibliometric and citation analysis of stroke-related research in Taiwan. / Chuang, Kun-Yang; Huang, Ya-Li; Ho, Yu-Shan.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 72, No. 2, 08.2007, p. 201-212.

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