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Kiril Georgiev Kirov1

1Research Institute of Medical University of Pleven, 1 St. Kliment Ohridski Street, 5800 Pleven, Bulgaria


This scientometric study analyzed the dynamic institutionalization of research on laparoscopic proctocolectomy and outlined the most significant institutions, scientists, journals and conference proceedings. A retrospective problem-oriented, title-word based search was done in Web of Science Core Collection (WoS), MEDLINE and BIOSIS Citation Index (BIOSIS) between 2008-2017. The following parameters were comparatively assessed: the annual dynamics of publications; the languages of publications; the authors; the journals; the scientific institutions; the scientific forums and citations received. There were 3,393 publications abstracted in WoS, 5,209 - in MEDLINE and only 488 - in BIOSIS. The papers were abstracted in WoS by researchers from 65 countries, whereas in BIOSIS – by researchers from 37 countries. There were 23 languages of publications in MEDLINE, 11 in WoS and 7 in BIOSIS. The journal Dis. Colon Rectum contained most of the papers abstracted on this topic. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation was the most influential scientific institution. The annual meetings of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons attracted the attention of most scientists all around the world. The paper by M.H. van der Pas et al. (Lancet Oncol. 2013; 14:210-218) received 393 citations in WoS. This comprehensive factual information could be properly used by coloproctologists in smaller countries and institutional science managers.