Scientometrics is a tool used for the statistical and quantitative analysis of research publications. As it can quantify the growth of literature in specific subjects and the impact of individual research results, scientometrics is considered an ideal methodological choice for evaluating research trends.
In the recent years, migraine has been widely studied by scholars from all over the world. This study aimed to use scientometric methods to identify research frontiers and development trends in the field of migraine research. APM used the Web of Science (WoS) core collection database to collect articles and reviews related to migraine published from 2010 to 2019 on March 25, 2020. VOSviewer, CiteSpace, and Excel were used for the scientometric analysis.
A total of 6,357 publications (including 5,203 articles and 1,154 reviews) were identified. In total, 5,197 institutions contributed to migraine research publications. Among the top 10 institutions, six are in the USA, and four are in European countries. Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked first (n=220, 3.46%), followed by University of Copenhagen (n=208, 3.27%), Harvard University (n=167, 2.63%), Mayo Clinic (n=159, 2.50%) and Leiden University (n=157, 2.47%). The institutions (n=19) with publications greater than or equal to 65 (T =65) were used to build the co-authorship map. In this scientometric network, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Copenhagen, and Harvard University have published more research.
A total of 19,370 authors participated in migraine research. Table 3 presents the top 10 productive authors. Lipton RB published the most papers (n=159, 2.50%), followed by Goadsby PJ (n=129, 2.03%), Messoud Ashina (n=103, 1.62%), Buse DC (n = 89, 1.40%), and Ferrari MD (n=86, 1.35%).