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Density-equalizing mapping and scientometric benchmarking of European allergy research

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Author(s): Scutaru Cristian | Quarcoo David | Sakr Mohannad | Shami Awfa | Al-Mutawakel Khaled | Vitzthum Karin | Fischer Tanja | Zuberbier Torsten | Groneberg-Kloft Beatrix

Journal: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
ISSN 1745-6673

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Due to the great socioeconomic burden of allergic diseases, research in this field which is important for environmental medicine is currently increasing. Therefore the European Union has initiated the Global Allergy and Asthma European network (GA2LEN). However, despite increasing research in the past years detailed scientometric analyses have not been conducted so far. This study is the first scientometric analysis in a field of growing interest. It analyses scientific contributions in European allergy research between 2001 and 2007. Three different meetings of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology were analysed for contributions and an increase in both the amount of research and networks was found.
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