[Analysis on acupuncture related articles published in periodicals in science citation index (SCI) in 2008].

Research Center of Experimental Study of Acupuncture, Tianjin University of TCM, Tianjin 300193, China.
Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion 09/2010; 30(9):755-8.
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Acupuncture related articles published in periodicals in Science Citation Index (SCI) in 2008 were summarized and analyzed. About 583 articles were collected using "acupuncture" and "in 2008" as keywords in the Web of Science data base by information retrieval. These papers were summarized and analyzed from various aspects of country, language, subject category, literature type, publication sources, impact factor, research method, acupoints, disease category and needling methods by using Excel software combined with manual sorting of the literature, the aim is to provide a reference for domestic acupuncture research.

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    ABSTRACT: Objective To analyze moxibustion reports published in the journals of Science Citation Index (SCI), so as to grasp the current publication development of researches on moxibustion and to provide submission reference to such studies in the future. Methods Moxibustion reports were searched on PubMed and ISI web of knowledge, and 2 reviewers extracted data independently for analysis. Studies qualified were analyzed from eight aspects: publishing amount, research type, source journal, impact factor (IF), source country, source academy, indication and effect evaluation, comparison of studies between China and other countries. Results and Conclusion Fifty-three associated reports published in journals of SCI were selected. The publishing amount of moxibustion reports increased year by year, and majority of these reports were clinical researches and system reviews. IFs of most journals were less than 5. Diseases involved were various; however, the curative effect of moxibustion was still uncertain worldwide. The mechanism of moxibustion was not fully described, either. Further high-quality and convictive researches were still needed to define the curative effect of moxibustion and to increase the SCI publishing amounts.
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