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International Journal of Clinical & Medical Microbiology Volume 4 (2019), Article ID 4:IJCMM-139, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.15344/2456-4028/2019/139
Original Article
A Bibliometric Profile of Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica: 2005-2018

Márió Gajdács

Department of Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, 6720 Szeged, Eötvös utca 6., Hungary
Prof. Márió Gajdács, Department of Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, 6720 Szeged, Eötvös utca 6., Hungary; E-mail: mariopharma92@gmail.com
19 February 2019; 16 March 2019; 18 March 2019
Gajdács M (2019) A Bibliometric Profile of Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica: 2005-2018. Int J Clin Med Microbiol 4: 139. doi: https://doi.org/10.15344/2456-4028/2019/139
M.G. was supported by the National Youth Excellence Scholarship [Grant Number NTP-NTFÖ-18-C-0225] and the ESCMID Mentorship and Observership Programme.

Abstract

Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica (AMIH) is a quarterly publication, which was founded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), devoted to publishing manuscripts in all fields of medical microbiology, immunology and studies regarding the human microbiome. Bibliometrics is an area of science, which is concerned with the qualitative and quantitative assessment of research, that is often used to evaluate the impact of journals, institutions, study groups or individual scientists. The aim of this study is present a general overview of AMIH from 2005 to 2018 using bibliometric indicators. The data analyzed in this study, dating between 2005 and 2018 was extracted from the Scopus database. The information was exported in RIS file format to the Harzing’s Publish or Perish 6.44 software for data analysis. In addition, VOSviewer 1.6.9 software was used to generate the collaboration and word co-occurrence networks. The total number of documents published in AMIH during the study period (2005-2018) was 464, and these articles were cited 2384 times overall, averaging 5.14 citations per each paper. The average ratio of collaborative papers was 18.13%. The average ratio of self-citations for AMIH was around 10%, which could be considered a good result compared to some international publications. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica manages to reach a wide audience of the Hungarian scientific community of researchers interested in its content. The submission of additional articles from a wider audience would strengthen the international reach and scientific impact of AMIH.