Bibliometrics of CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets: An International Evolution Along Time

Author(s): Mirna Rossi Barbosa Medeiros, Ana Carolina de Mello Alves Rodrigues, Mariana Rocha Alves, Roberto Cesar Faria e Silva, Lais Francielle Francisca Felício, Lara S.F. Carneiro, Daniel Ferreira Fagundes, Sérgio Machado, Renato Sobral Monteiro-Junior*.

Journal Name: CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets

Volume 18 , Issue 3 , 2019

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Objective and Method: To investigate trends in the scientific evolution of the journal CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets in the neuroscience scope, we compared the contribution of publications between this journal and others from different geographical regions of the world. To track research output we conducted a bibliometric analysis of neuroscience research based on the SCimago Journal and Country Rank® from 2003 to 2017. Journal rankings were verified according to the following inclusion criteria: journals publishing the neuroscience scope and sub-areas; geographical location and journal trajectory. Additionally, the total number of original, peer-reviewed and conference articles was analyzed using bibliometric tools.

Results: Results showed that Europe, North America and the Middle East have been the greatest contributors of neuroscience publications. Nevertheless, there is a huge discrepancy in the number of journals per region. Until 2017, Europe was on top with 85 journals in the neuroscience field. Moreover, research on neuroscience displayed a swift expanding trend, with significant growth in recent years.

Conclusion: In spite of CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets being a recent journal, it is an international journal emphasizing quality and innovations, and it is a hallmark on the scientific production in neuroscience. Research articles on the scope of the potential role of endocannabinoid systems in central appetite control and in obesity management and the potential of minocycline use in schizophrenia are paramount examples of innovation. Final results will help scientific researchers to know the current interests in neuroscience and provide useful information for further investigation and publication strategies.

Keywords: Neuroscience, bibliometric analysis, citation index, journals, trends, geographical regions.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2019
Page: [239 - 244]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1871527318666181227123924
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