Brief Report on Academic Productions on Rheumatic Diseases in ChinaYing Gao1, Xingzhen Liu1, Lanling Zhang1, Ting Xia2 and Dongbao Zhao1*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dongbao Zhao
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
The First Affiliated Hospital of Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road
Yangpu District, Shanghai, 200433, China
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Received date: June 07, 2016; Accepted date: July 04, 2016; Published date: July 11, 2016
Citation: Gao Y, Liu X, Zhang L, Xia T, Zhao D (2016) Brief Report on Academic Productions on Rheumatic Diseases in China. J Arthritis 5:209. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000209
Copyright: © 2016 Gao Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Academic productions by Chinese scholars have grown to the second place worldwide since 2009. However, little was known about Chinese academic contributions and influences on rheumatic diseases. In order to present a panorama of this field, a bibliometric analysis was performed based on data from two databases from 1987 to 2015. China has kept the third place in rheumatic diseases’ publications since 2013. Nevertheless, most of these articles came with low impact factors and infrequent citations. Multidisciplinary teams led by orthopedists and rheumatologists were being built. Most popular journals mainly focused on rheumatology, while journals about Chinese medicine were unpopular. Though on right tracks, to study rheumatic diseases well in China, efforts from all aspects are needed.