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A Bibliometric Analysis on Dicrocoelium dendriticum


Background: Dicrocoelium dendriticum, a worldwide zoonotic trematode, is a common parasite of ruminant animals, but humans can be the definitive host by chance. We analyzed the world situation of the parasite from the perspective of the One Health concept by analyzing the research literature published from 1931 to 2022.

Methods: Published documents related to D. dendriticum were searched from the Scopus database. Focusing on a visual analysis of the main research documents on D. dendriticum, Dimensions free web app was used to conduct co-occurrence analysis with keywords, countries, institutions, and authors. Moreover, key clustering research, affiliaitons, journals, countries, and authors were determined.

Results: The Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) was the most publishing affiliation on D. dendriticum with 19 articles. While the Veterinary Parasitology Journal was the mostly publishing journal on D. dendriticum with 38 articles, the most productive country was Iran. The authors Giuseppe Cringoli and Laura Rinaldi from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy were the mostly publishing authors.

Conclusion: This bibliometric analysis provides an overall description of the current state of D. dendriticum research and the initial exploration of future research directions. Our analysis provides guidance for the development of research on D. dendriticum.

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IssueVol 18 No 2 (2023) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijpa.v18i2.13185
Bibliometrics Dicrocoelium dendriticum Scopus

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Kiliç Altun S, Barlik F, Aydemir ME, Alkan SA. A Bibliometric Analysis on Dicrocoelium dendriticum. Iran J Parasitol. 2023;18(2):193-201.