Bibliometric analysis of the scientific production on Acupuncture indexed in the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)

Cristina Torres Pascual, Sandra Torrell Vallespín

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Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. Objective To identify the production and visibility of publications on acupuncture indexed in the PEDro database for the period 2012-2016. Material and methods PEDro was used for the retrieval of the records and for the evaluation of the visibility of the Web of Science publications. The Bibliometric indicators applied were: production, Bradford's dispersion with Egghe's formulation, and visibility of publications. Results A total of 872 articles published in 275 international journals were retrieved, with 66.40% being clinical trials. Subjects with higher production were: Musculoskeletal (43.46%), pain (70%), and the cervical region (27.80%). In the Bradford nucleus were found: Zhongguo ZhenJiu [Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion], Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture in Medicine, World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Half (50%) of the publications showed visibility and had an impact factor, of which 50% were in a first and second quartile. Conclusions The interest of acupuncture is evident in the field of physiotherapy. However, it is necessary to expand research lines and with greater visibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
JournalRevista Internacional de Acupuntura
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • PEDro
  • Physiotherapy

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