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Scientific literature on infectious diseases affecting livestock animals, longitudinal worldwide bibliometric analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, March 2016
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Title
Scientific literature on infectious diseases affecting livestock animals, longitudinal worldwide bibliometric analysis
Published in
Veterinary Research, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13567-015-0280-2
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Christian Ducrot, Marjolaine Gautret, Thierry Pineau, André Jestin

Abstract

The objectives of this bibliometric analysis of the scientific literature were to describe the research subjects and the international collaborations in the field of research on infectious diseases in livestock animals including fishes and honeybees. It was based on articles published worldwide from 2006 through 2013. The source of data was the Web of Science, Core collection(®) and only papers fully written in English were considered. Queries were built that combined 130 descriptors related to animal species and 1213 descriptors related to diseases and pathogens. To refine and assess the accuracy of the extracted database, supplementary filters were applied to discard non-specific terms and neighbouring topics, and numerous tests were carried out on samples. For pathogens, annotation was done using a thematic terminology established to link each disease with its corresponding pathogen, which was in turn classified according to its family. A total of 62 754 articles were published in this field during this 8-year period. The average annual growth rate of the number of papers was 5%. This represents the reference data to which we compared the average annual growth rate of articles produced in each of the sub-categories that we defined. Thirty-seven percent of the papers were dedicated to ruminant diseases. Poultry, pigs and fishes were covered by respectively 21, 13 and 14% of the total. Thirty-seven percent of papers concerned bacteria, 33% viruses, 19% parasites, 2% prions, the remaining being multi-pathogens. Research on virology, especially on pigs and poultry, is increasing faster than the average. There also is increasing interest in monogastric species, fish and bees. The average annual growth rate for Asia was 10%, which is high compared to 3% for Europe and 2% for the Americas, indicating that Asia is currently playing a leading role in this field. There is a well established network of international collaborations. For 75% of the papers, the co-authors were from the same country, for 10%, they were from different countries on the same continent, and for 15%, they were from different continents. The annual growth rate of papers representing international collaborations generally is increasing more quickly than the overall average.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 5 18%
Librarian 4 14%
Researcher 4 14%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 25%
Social Sciences 4 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 8 29%
Unknown 4 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 August 2016.
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#5,947,907
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Outputs from Veterinary Research
#278
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Outputs of similar age
#87,973
of 276,069 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Veterinary Research
#3
of 4 outputs
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