A Bibliometric and Visual Analysis of Nanocomposite Hydrogels Based on VOSviewer From 2010 to 2022

Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2022 Jun 22;10:914253. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.914253. eCollection 2022.


Background: Nanocomposite hydrogels (NHs) are stable composite materials formed by dispersing nanomaterials in hydrogels and have broad development prospects in the biomedical field. In this study, we aimed to systematically and comprehensively evaluate the trends and hot spots of biomedical applications of NHs from 2010 to 2022. Methods: In total, 713 articles and reviews related to NH applications in the biomedical field from 2010 to 2022 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WOSCC). Two scientometric software programs, VOSviewer and Microsoft Excel 2019, were used to visually perform bibliometric analysis in terms of research trends, sources, the contribution of journals, co-citation, and the co-occurrence of keywords. Results: From 1 January 2010 to 3 February 2022, the number of annual scientific publications about NHs exhibited an upward trend, and research articles were published in a larger proportion (more than 77%). The top three countries in NH research were China, the United States, and India. Meanwhile, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Tshwane University of Technology were the most active and contributive. In the contribution of journals, the journal Advanced Functional Materials had the highest number of publications, and the journal Int J Biol Macro had the most citations. Varaprasad K was the most prolific author, and Haraguchi K ranked first among co-cited authors. In the ranking of frequency in the co-cited references, Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications, published by Gaharwar AK, was the most frequently cited reference. The keyword with the highest frequency was “drug delivery.” Conclusion: This study performed a full overview of NHs using bibliometrics and identified current trends and hot spots. This information may help researchers focusing on NHs to identify developments in this field.

PMID:35814005 | PMC:PMC9256966 | DOI:10.3389/fbioe.2022.914253


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