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Varnaseri A, Hoseini Ahangari S A, Shabani A, Farshid R. Drawing a Knowledge Map of Scientific Productions of Traditional Medicine by Iranian Scientists in Web of Science. Quran and Medicine 2022; 7 (2) :91-101
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1- PhD student, Department of Information Science and Epistemology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Library and Information, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science and Epistemology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
4- PhD student, Department of Information Science and Epistemology, Khwarazmi University, Tehran, Iran. , razieh.farshid@gmail.com
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Purpose: Scientometrics is one of the most common tools for evaluating scientific publications. Traditional medicine is expanding day by day in developing countries as well as developed countries, and many researches have been done in the field of traditional medicine. The present study was conducted with the aim of analyzing the scientific publications of Iranian scientists in the field of traditional medicine.
Materials and methods: The current research is of applied type and from the category of scientometric studies, which analyzed the scientific outputs of Iranian scientists in the field of traditional medicine. The research community included all the scientific outputs of Iranian scientists in the field of traditional medicine in the Web of Science database from the beginning to 2022. For data analysis, Heistsite, Excel, Babe Excel, and Gefi computing software were used, and for drawing maps, Voswe Oer software was used.
Findings: Among the topics, traditional medicine is ranked first with a frequency of 269. Among writers, Kamalinejad is at the top with 56 works. Among the institutions, Tehran University of Medical Sciences ranks first with 302 works. Among the journals, JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY has the most number of works with 73 works. Analysis of subject knowledge map shows the formation of 8 subject clusters. Also, the keyword traditional medicine has the highest frequency. The results obtained in the cooperation of institutions, there are 99 institutions that form seven clusters. In the analysis of countries' cooperation, 31 countries have formed 5 clusters. Iran and America are in cluster 2 and Italy in cluster 4. Also, the amount of cooperation is evenly scattered, but the highest amount of cooperation between Iran and Italy was with 28 ties and America with 26 ties. In the analysis of authors, 141 authors formed 11 clusters. Meanwhile, Kamali Nejad is placed in cluster one with 48 degrees and 37 links. The results obtained from the centrality of the authors indicate that among the authors of traditional medicine, Kamalinejad, Choupani and Haji Mehdipour respectively have the degree centrality, Hosseini, Iranshahi and Salehi have the highest closeness centrality, Kamalinejad, Naseri and Abdulahi also have the highest centrality respectively. They have intermediate centrality.
Conclusion: Scientific publications in the field of traditional medicine by Iranian scientists have undergone an upward growth trend in the last two decades and it is expected that this growth trend will continue. In the meantime, traditional medicine has been placed at the top of the subjects and is placed as a connecting subject between other subjects and is the connecting point of many subjects. Also, the studies related to the scientific productions of this field have investigated issues and topics related to traditional medicine. This research aims to provide knowledge while creating a comprehensive perspective for researchers in this field and help them in their research path.
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Received: 2022/05/2 | Accepted: 2022/09/12 | Published: 2023/02/13

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