SEVİL ALKAN, OĞUZ EVLİCE, MUSTAFA SERHAT ŞAHİNOĞLU
Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi -
Objective: Leishmaniasis is a global health problem seen in more than 98 countries. The aim of this study is to conduct a bibliometric analysis of worldwide scientific outputs related to leishmaniasis and to provide a perspective for researchers on this topic. It also aimed to investigate the contribution of Türkiye to the leishmaniasis literature. METHODS: This study was conducted using scientometric methodologies on leishmaniasis in the Web of Science database between 2003 and 2022. The visualizations were made with Vosviewer program. The most published institutions and organizations, countries, authors, trends in the number of publications and citations by year, H-indexes of the mostly publishing countries, the most popular keywords, scientific collaborations between countries, and many other bibliometric parameters were analyzed. Results: In the last 20 years, research on Leishmania has been conducted in 143 different countries/regions. Brazil is the leading country with 4.463 articles (29.071%). The United States of America, India, Iran, and Spain published more than 1.000 articles, followed by European countries (Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy). Conclusion: The number of publications, especially in endemic areas, was found to be limited other than Brazil. Studies in this area should be supported to ensure the eradication of the disease.