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Trends in global health research among universities in China: a bibliometric analysis.

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Wu, C; Yan, LL; Long, Q; Liu, Y; Tan, J; Lou, Z; Tang, S
Published in: Glob Health Res Policy
April 6, 2023

BACKGROUND: There has been considerable progress in developing global health education and research in China. Nevertheless, evidence of the progress of Chinese universities' contributions to global health research is limited. More efforts are needed to depict the progress Chinese universities have collectively made in advancing the field of global health. This study aimed to examine Chinese universities' collective contributions to global health research by describing the longitudinal trends in global health research publications, uncovering research themes in global health, and exploring collaboration patterns. METHODS: A comprehensive bibliometric analysis was conducted for original research studies of the ten founding members of the China Consortium of Universities for Global Health, one of the largest networks of global health research and education in China. RESULTS: We found that (1) the number of research publications in the field of global health has steadily increased from 2014 to 2020, (2) non-communicable disease was the most popular research topic, accounting for over one-third of total publications, followed by maternal and child health and neurological and mental disorders and diseases, (3) less than one-fifth of papers involved primary data collection, with the majority of the study populations from low-income and lower-middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, and (4) a sizable collaboration network has been established with co-authors from over 200 oversea universities or organizations, with about one third from the US. CONCLUSIONS: Despite a variety of challenges and barriers, Chinese universities have been playing an increasingly important role in global health research as assessed by peer-reviewed publications over the last decade. More concerted efforts by multiple stakeholders, including government, private sectors, funding agencies, academic institutions, and researchers, are needed to advance the development of global health research in China.

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Published In

Glob Health Res Policy

DOI

EISSN

2397-0642

Publication Date

April 6, 2023

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start / End Page

10

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Universities
  • Humans
  • Global Health
  • China
  • Child
  • Bibliometrics
  • Asia
 

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Wu, C., Yan, L. L., Long, Q., Liu, Y., Tan, J., Lou, Z., & Tang, S. (2023). Trends in global health research among universities in China: a bibliometric analysis. Glob Health Res Policy, 8(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-023-00295-1
Wu, Chenkai, Lijing L. Yan, Qian Long, Yunguo Liu, Jie Tan, Zhexun Lou, and Shenglan Tang. “Trends in global health research among universities in China: a bibliometric analysis.Glob Health Res Policy 8, no. 1 (April 6, 2023): 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-023-00295-1.
Wu C, Yan LL, Long Q, Liu Y, Tan J, Lou Z, et al. Trends in global health research among universities in China: a bibliometric analysis. Glob Health Res Policy. 2023 Apr 6;8(1):10.
Wu, Chenkai, et al. “Trends in global health research among universities in China: a bibliometric analysis.Glob Health Res Policy, vol. 8, no. 1, Apr. 2023, p. 10. Pubmed, doi:10.1186/s41256-023-00295-1.
Wu C, Yan LL, Long Q, Liu Y, Tan J, Lou Z, Tang S. Trends in global health research among universities in China: a bibliometric analysis. Glob Health Res Policy. 2023 Apr 6;8(1):10.

Published In

Glob Health Res Policy

DOI

EISSN

2397-0642

Publication Date

April 6, 2023

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start / End Page

10

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Universities
  • Humans
  • Global Health
  • China
  • Child
  • Bibliometrics
  • Asia