Tomov, Dimitar (2006) ADIPOBIOLOGY: A SCIENTOMETRIC VIEW TO ITS INCREASING SIGNIFICANCE. Biomedical Reviews, 17. pp. 113-118. ISSN 1314-1929 (print) ; 1310-392X (online)


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Recent seminal papers in adipose tissue launched a new integrating discipline designated “adipobiology”. Here we provide a retrospective problem-oriented search in MEDLINE and EMBASE databases available through OVID in 1980-2005; available papers published in 2006/2007 were also pursued. The following terms were used as key words during the information retrieval: adipose tissue, adipokine(s), adipocytokine(s), adipsin, adiponectin, and leptin. Although these adipocentric publications are easy to findinInternetbrowsersworldwide,wedetectedthetermof “adipobiology” in a couple of biomedical databases only. Obviously, much remains to be done in order to attract the efforts of a rapidly increasing scientificcommunitytotheestablishmentand successful institutionalization of this discipline facing the requirements of knowledge-based, information-driven society of the new millennium. From a scientometric point of view, the present Dance Round describes some aspects of the dynamic growth of the world publication output in basic, translational and clinical adipobiology as compared with some other recently emerged topics, and traces some elements of its future development. Biomed Rev 2006; 17: 113-118.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Dimitar T. Tomov Department of Health Economics and Management, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Uncontrolled Keywords: adipose tissue, adipobiology paradigm, historiography of science, scientometric approach
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr. Dimitar Tomov
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 13:17

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