Turkish Neurosurgery 2021 , Vol 31 , Num 1
The Evolution of Publications in the Field of Scoliosis: A Detailed Investigation of Global Scientific Output Using Bibliometric Approaches
Serkan GULER1,Sercan CAPKIN1,Erdem Aras SEZGIN1
1Aksaray University Faculty of Medicine, Aksaray Education and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Aksaray, Turkey DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.30216-20.2 AIM: To carry out an in-depth bibliometric analysis of scoliosis literature.

MATERIAL and METHODS: This study used the Web of Science database to identify relevant articles for analysis. The literature search used the keyword ?scolio*? and focused on the period between 1980-2019. Bibliometric network visualizations and mapping of specific results were done using VOSviewer software.

RESULTS: The literature search yielded 9706 publications on scoliosis between 1980 and 2019. Of these, 6975 (71.9%) journal articles were included in the bibliometric summary. Orthopedics was the most common area of research (4581 articles, 65.67%), and the United States of America (USA) exhibited the highest publication productivity (2327 articles, 33.36%). Nanjing University in China had the highest number of publications among institutions (n=219, 3.13% of the total literature), and there were a total of 60130 citations in 6975 articles. Fifty-five articles had a minimum of 100 citations, and the journal with the highest number of publications was ?Spine? (number of article: 1628, 23.3%).

CONCLUSION: This bibliometric analysis may be regarded as a summary and evaluation of global scientific output on scoliosis and can, therefore, be used a guide for researchers, clinicians and students. Furthermore, the keyword analysis can aid professionals in the field when planning new studies. Keywords : Scoliosis, Bibliometric analysis, Citation analysis, VOSwiever, Most cited

Corresponding author : Sercan CAPKIN, sercancapkn@gmail.com