Taking stock: A bibliometric analysis of the focus of tobacco research from the 1980s to the 2000s

Joanna E Cohen, Michael O. Chaiton, Lynn C. Planinac

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Background Little is known about the body of tobacco research as a whole. Purpose This paper examines the changes in literature focus (1980s to 2000s) and identifies areas in need of increased attention. Methods Tobacco articles randomly selected from searches of the MEDLINE and Web of Science databases were coded according to (1) epidemiologic framework component; (2) study focus; and (3) form of tobacco. Frequencies, cross-tabulations, and tests of proportions were conducted. The analysis was conducted in 2009. Results From the 1980s to the 2000s, there was a significant decrease in tobacco-related articles focusing on the "agent" and an increase in articles focusing on the "host." Few articles in either decade focused on the "environment" or on the "vector" (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Taking stock : A bibliometric analysis of the focus of tobacco research from the 1980s to the 2000s. / Cohen, Joanna E; Chaiton, Michael O.; Planinac, Lynn C.

In: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 39, No. 4, 10.2010, p. 352-356.

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