Global Evolution of Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering : A Scientometric Research

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Xincheng Du
  • Fang Xu
  • Haowen Qiao
  • Wenwen Liu
  • Jiayu Yan
  • Xingping Qin
  • Gaozhi Ou

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-511
Journal / PublicationTissue Engineering - Part C: Methods
Volume27
Issue number9
Online published22 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Abstract

Skeletal muscle tissue engineering (SMTE) is of great significance in the study of skeletal muscle physiology and pathology, which could be used in skeletal muscle graft. The scientometric analysis of SMTE can help researchers to quickly understand the evolutive history, status, novelties, and trend of this field. In this study, we performed a scientometric study that can be used to construct and visualize networks of SMTE using VOSviewer. A total of 1384 documents published between 1994 and 2020 were retrieved and analyzed. Our results showed that number of publications in SMTE has increased slowly from 1994 to 2014 and has increased rapidly from 2015 to 2020. The geographical distribution of publications in terms of total publications about SMTE is concentrated in Europe and the United States. The most productive institution was University of Michigan, while Harvard University and the University of Pittsburgh were ranked the second and third places. SMTE influenced a wide spectrum of disciplines, including Biology and Medicine and Physical Sciences. In addition, the research hotspot of SMTE was expanding from seed cells to the combination with advanced strategies (electrostatic spinning, bioprinting, and materials) for emulating the highly bionic engineered skeletal muscle tissues. This study provided a unique perspective for understanding the history and trends of SMTE, which could help to promote the rapid development of the field. 

Impact Statement
Skeletal muscle tissue engineering (SMTE), which acts as an important branch of tissue engineering, hold a great promise in the study of skeletal muscle physiology and pathology. The field of SMTE has developed rapidly in recent decades while still lacking studies based on scientometric methods. This article provided the first scientometric study of SMTE from development trends and evolution of the field. The results indicated that the field of SMTE was experiencing rapid growth and had a significant impact on multiple fields, particularly in Biology and Medicine and Physical Sciences.

Research Area(s)

  • global evolution, scientometric analysis, skeletal muscle tissue engineering, VOSviewer

Citation Format(s)

Global Evolution of Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering : A Scientometric Research. / Du, Xincheng; Xu, Fang; Qiao, Haowen; Liu, Wenwen; He, Xingdao; Yan, Jiayu; Qin, Xingping; Ou, Gaozhi.

In: Tissue Engineering - Part C: Methods, Vol. 27, No. 9, 09.2021, p. 497-511.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review