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ERIC Number: EJ1148002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
An Analysis of Trends in Publications on "Tobacco Control"
Unutmaz Durmusoglu, Zeynep Didem; Kocabey Çiftçi, Pinar
Health Education Journal, v76 n5 p544-556 Aug 2017
Objectives: Publications on tobacco control were quantitatively analysed to gain insight into the essential characteristics of the research field and trends and patterns in publication activities. The goal was to detect changes in the number of publications before and after the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was introduced. Study design: A bibliometric analysis was performed to assess the current status and research themes of tobacco control papers listed in the Web of Science database published between 1990 and 2015. Methods: Quantitative analyses were conducted to investigate publication activities, geographic distribution and individuals' research fields within tobacco control. Results: The number of publications on tobacco control was over 81 times higher in 2015 than in 1990. At least 50% of the papers were published by authors in high-income countries. In addition, in the first 5 years after the WHO FCTC was introduced, publications on tobacco control increased considerably and the first publications from authors from Malaysia and Uruguay appeared. Researchers from the Americas Region of WHO contributed to the field much more frequently than those from the other five WHO regions. Conclusion: Findings from this study suggest that researchers' interest from most countries increased after the WHO FCTC was introduced. However, research outputs from low- and middle-income countries remained comparatively low. Promoting more interest in tobacco control among researchers in these countries may help control the future prevalence of smoking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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