Bibliometric analysis of research on diabetic retinopathy

Poster Details

First Author: G.Pekel TURKEY

Co Author(s):    E. Pekel   E. Cetin                          

Abstract Details


Our aim was to demonstrate the publication trends of diabetic retinopathy over the past 20 years.


Pamukkale University Ophthalmology Department, Denizli, Turkey


All of the diabetic retinopathy related research articles, letters, case reports, reviews and meeting abstracts published between January 1997 and March 2017 indexed on the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge were evaluated. A bibliometric filter was used to capture diabetic retinopathy related publications by using the key words ‘diabetic retinopathy’, ‘diabetic maculopathy’, ‘diabetic macular edema’, ‘diabetic retinal disease’ or ‘diabetic tractional retinal detachment’ in the 'title' selection mode. Publications referring to diabetic retinopathy were assessed by distribution of the number of publications, average citations per document, document types, source journals, languages, and countries.


A total of 8394 publications were evaluated. The average citation count per document was 12.60. The mostly used language was English (8117 documents, 96.7%). Original articles were the most published document types (4565 documents, 54.4%). The ‘Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS)’ was on the top of the list according to the amounts of documents among journals (1218 documents, 14.5%). The USA took the first place among the countries (2079 documents, 24.7%). The distribution of the number of publications according to the years from the top were as follows: 2015 (1080 documents, 12.9%), 2016 (803 documents, 9.6%) and 2014 (643 documents, 7.6%).


The amount of publications related to diabetic retinopathy has been increased in the last 3 years. Documents about diabetic retinopathy gets relatively high amounts of citations.

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