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A bibliometric and thematic study of tissue engineering research and development in Malaysia by using online databases

Ahmad Radzi, Muhammad Aa'zamuddin and Zainuddin, Zainul Ibrahim and Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi and Sha'ban, Munirah (2016) A bibliometric and thematic study of tissue engineering research and development in Malaysia by using online databases. In: 6th Malaysian Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Scientific Meeting in conjunction with 2nd Malaysia Stem Cell Meeting (MTERMS) 2016: Programme and Abstract Book, 17-18 Nov 2016, Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.

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Purpose: The study aimed to examine Malaysian contributions in the field of tissue engineering (TE). This serves to fill the dearth of literature that systematically addresses the trend of TE research and development in Malaysia. Methods: Using selected keywords, a bibliometric and thematic study of published articles indexed in Elsevier’s SCOPUS and Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science™ Core Collection related to TE were conducted. Publications from 1987 till 2015 were scrutinized. The study explored the publication productivity trends, authorship productivity, collaboration pattern, core journals used and areas of interest. The data was then filtered to identify contributions from Malaysian researchers. These data were examined in relation to the overall publications in the two databases. Results: There are 224 journal titles that published documents related to TE out of 439 identified publications. Most publications were contributed by institutions of higher learning, involving multi-authors. Active collaborations between local and international researchers were noted. The active research areas and themes were identified with most studies are focusing on cartilage, stem cells and bone study. Researchers in TE in Malaysia seemed to be focusing on specific cell sources, biomaterials, signaling factors and organ systems. An increasing trend in these areas of interest is observed. Discussions were also directed to the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and obstacles in TE researches in Malaysia. Conclusion: The present study can direct TE researchers in Malaysia to tailor their research in fulfilling the overall TE objectives as well as meeting the Malaysian community healthcare needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 3657/54725:
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA164 Bioengineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166 Human engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Munirah Sha'ban
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2017 22:52
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 14:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54725

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