Scientometric analysis and mapping of 20 years of glaucoma research

Shahrokh Ramin, Mohammad Pakravan, Gholamreza Habibi, Roghayeh Ghazavi

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• AIM: To providea scientometric analysis in the field of glaucoma. • METHODS: A bibliometric method was used to obtain a view of the scientific production in field of glaucoma by data extracted from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) from 1993 to 2013. Specific parameters were retrieved from the ISI. Articles about glaucoma were analyzed regarding the topics’ structure, history, and document relationships using HistCite software. Also, the trends in the most influential publications and authors were analyzed. • RESULTS: The number of articles was constantly increasing, and most highly cited articles addressed clinical and epidemiologic topics in this field. During the past three years, there has been a trend towards genomic research studies and also more molecular translational research. • CONCLUSION: This was the first scientometric report on glaucoma, analyzing the characteristics of papers and the trends in scientific production. A constant increase was observed in the number of papers, while the subject of papers had a shift in the past three years towards genomic research studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1329-1335
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 18 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation analysis
  • Glaucoma
  • Historiography
  • Scientometric analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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