Blood Res  
Bibliometric analysis of studies about acute myeloid leukemia conducted globally from 1999 to 2018
Beomjun Seo1, Jeeyoon Kim2, Seungwook Kim3, Eunil Lee1
1Department of Public Health, Graduate School, Korea University, 2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Graduate School, Cha University, Seoul, 3Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Management, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea
Correspondence to: Eunil Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
College of Medicine, Korea University, 108, Goryeodae-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02856, Korea
Email: eunil@korea.ac.kr
Published online: February 24, 2020.
© The Korean Journal of Hematology. All rights reserved.

Abstract
A bibliometric study is performed to analyze publication patterns in a specific research area and to establish a landscape model that can be used to weigh publications quantitatively. Over 4,000 studies about acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are published annually. This study aimed to investigate AML research networks and to conduct a trend-related keyword analysis.
We analyzed 48,202 studies about AML published from 1999 to 2019 in the Web of Science Core Collection. The network analysis was conducted using R&R studio software.
The journal Blood had the highest number of published articles with an h-index of 410. The USA had the highest number of total publications (18,719, 38.3%) and research funded by the government, institutions, and pharmaceutical companies (5,436, 10.8%). The institute with the most significant number of publications was the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Kantarjian H, Garcia-Manero G, and Ravandi F were the leading authors of publications about AML. Keyword analysis revealed that FLT 3, micro-RNA, and NK cell topics were the hotspots in the cell and gene area in all publications.
The overall AML research landscape is famous in the field of translational research as it can identify molecular, cell, and gene studies conducted by different funding agencies, countries, institutions, and author networks. With ongoing funding and support from the Chinese government, the productivity of scientific research is increasing not only in the AML field but also in the medical/health-related science field.
Keywords: Acute myeloid leukemia, AML, Citation, Bibliometric, Web of Science core collection


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