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Title: A decade of antimicrobial resistance research in social science fields : a scientometric review
Authors: Lu, Jiahui
Sheldenkar, Anita
Lwin, May Oo
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Lu, J., Sheldenkar, A. & Lwin, M. O. (2020). A decade of antimicrobial resistance research in social science fields : a scientometric review. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 9(1), 178-.
Project: 2019-T1-01-15
Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Abstract: Background: Though social sciences are expectedly instrumental in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR), their research on AMR has been historically lacking. Objectives: This study aims to understand the current academic literature on AMR within the social science field by investigating international contributions, emerging topics, influential articles, and prominent outlets, to identify research gaps and future directions. Methods: Bibliometric data of 787 peer-reviewed journal articles published in the period of 2010 to 2019 were extracted from the Social Science Citation Index in the Web of Science database. Bibliographic networks of the extracted articles were examined. Results: Social science research on AMR has grown rapidly in the past 5 years. While western developed countries contributed the most to the field in the past decade, research within developing regions such as Asia and Africa have increased in the last 2 years. Social sciences have been contributing to AMR research in several different domains from surveillance and risk assessment of AMR, to promotions of appropriate use of antimicrobials in primary care and clinical settings. Though the idea of one health has been incorporated into research on AMR within the medical and microbial science fields, it has not been well recognized by social sciences. Conclusion: Social science research on AMR is a new, while rapidly developing, research area that requires continued and intense global efforts from an interdisciplinary and one health approach. Research on social issues surrounding AMR transmissions between human, animal, and environments should be emphasized in the future.
ISSN: 2047-2994
DOI: 10.1186/s13756-020-00834-2
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