Bibliometric analysis on global research trends on communicable diseases among prisoners from Scopus Database

Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Dental Research Cell, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India

2 Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, India


Introduction: This bibliometric analysis aims to identify the major and essential research trends in the field of communicable diseases among prisoners, as well as new developments and possibilities for collaborative efforts to achieve a target. Methods: We searched for peer-reviewed literature published till 31 July 2023 in the Scopus database, with keywords such as "communicable diseases" and "prisoners" to perform the search. Results: A total of 308 articles were retrieved. After duplicate removal, total 266 articles were included. The trend in the topic reflects a dramatic rise in this domain since 2019. The international journal of prisoner’s health produced most of the studies. The majority of studies were performed in industrialized nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Furthermore, the United States is the greatest contributor to communicable disease research among prisoners in the form of both the funder as well as and the implementing organization. Conclusion: There is still a dearth of knowledge and financing concerning communicable diseases among inmates, particularly from low- and middle-income nations with a large burden of the prisoner population, which necessitates more focused and collaborative efforts.


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