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Bibliometric profile of the global scientific research on autism spectrum disorders

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, September 2016
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Title
Bibliometric profile of the global scientific research on autism spectrum disorders
Published in
SpringerPlus, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-3165-6
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Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Ansam F. Sawalha, Sa’ed H. Zyoud

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group conditions classified as neuro-developmental disorders. Research activity on ASD is important for all countries since such disorders have both social and health consequences. The objective of this study was to analyze research output on ASD during the period 2005-2014. All articles relevant to ASD plus all articles published in autism journals were retrieved using Scopus database. VOSviewer software was used to create density and network visualization maps. Bibliometric indicators were investigated by analyzing annual research output, languages, countries, institutions, journals, title terms, highly cited articles, and co-authorship relations. A progressive annual growth of ASD research was observed from 2005 to 2014. During this period, a total of 18,490 articles were retrieved. The majority of these articles was published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders with 48,416 citations and an average citation of 23.59 citations per article. The countries that published the largest number of articles were the United States (US) (n = 8594; 46.48 %), United Kingdom (n = 2430; 13.14 %) and Canada (n = 1077; 5.8 %). International collaborations produced 30.18 % of the articles published by top 10 productive countries. King's College London (UK) ranked first in number of publications and total citations. The top 10 list of productive institutions was dominated by US academic and research institutions. More than half of the highly cited articles were in the field of molecular genetics. Articles with more than 50 citations were published mainly by authors from USA, UK and Canada. There is a worldwide growth of publications on ASD led by countries in Northern America and Europe. Retrieved articles were published in a wide range of journals. Molecular genetics of ASD is the primary hot topic on ASD. For some leading countries, intra country collaboration is dominant.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 107 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Researcher 13 12%
Student > Master 13 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Librarian 7 7%
Other 32 30%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 18 17%
Social Sciences 13 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 9%
Arts and Humanities 7 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Other 30 28%
Unknown 23 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. 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 07 November 2022.
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#746,762
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#29
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Outputs of similar age
#15,896
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Outputs of similar age from SpringerPlus
#7
of 193 outputs
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