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Patterns of International Coauthor Collaboration in Bioinformatics

Volume 1 - Issue 6

Tsair Wei Chien1,2, Yu Chang3 and Fu Chieh Shih*4

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    • 1Research Department, Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
    • 2Department of Hospital and Health Care Administration, Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan
    • 3National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    • 4Emergency, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan

    *Corresponding author: Fu-Chieh Shih, Emergency, Chi-Mei Medical Center, 901 Chung Hwa Road, Yung Kung Dist , Taiwan

Received: November 14, 2017;   Published: November 29, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000548

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Objective: To investigate journal features by collecting data from Medline and to visualize the journal characteristics of Bioinformatics.

Method: Selecting 11,411 abstracts, author names, countries and MESH (medical subject heading) terms by a keyword “Bioinformatics”[Journal] on October 31, 2017 from the Medline, we applied social network analysis (SNA) and Google Maps to report following features:

a. Nation distribution and coauthor collaboration,

b. Journal features represented by paper MESH terms.

We found that

a. The most number of papers are from nations of U.S. (4175, 36.58%) and Germany (1010, 8.85%)

b. The most linked MESH terms are algorithms and software.

Keywords: MESH terms; Authorship Collaboration; Google Maps; Social Network Analysis; Medline

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