Mustafa Can Güzelce1, Ertuğ Orhan2, Sefer Özgür1

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Izmir University of Economics Medicalpoint Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Torbalı State Hospital, Izmir, Türkiye

Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, emergency medicine, publications, Türkiye


OBJECTIVES: Publications and literature related to emergency medicine (EM) have been consistently increasing. There are 4048 studies in total in the EM journals published until the present day in Türkiye in the Web of Science (WoS) database. Our aim is to define the bibliometric features of scientific studies published in EM journals in Türkiye, to gain insights into the trends of the literature.

METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the bibliometric data of scientific studies published in EM journals in Türkiye until today on the WoS database related to the EM field. The bibliometrix package of R statistical software was used in the bibliometric analyses in the study.

RESULTS: A total of 4048 scientific studies from Türkiye indexed on the WoS database from 10,263 authors in four different journals were analyzed. Among these, 3681 (90.9%) were articles, 188 (4.7%) were reviews, 97 (2.4%) were editorial material, 60 (1.5%) were letters, and 5 (0.1%) were corrections. Average number of citations per study was 3.6, with the most cited study having 2016 citations. The most frequent title’s words were emergency, patient, and acute.

CONCLUSION: This study shows that there is an increasing trend in the number of EM publications and citations in Türkiye with the first most cited study having 2016 citations, and the top contributing countries were Türkiye, Iran, and India. The results of this study may be useful in understanding the historical and prospective development of EM, including the identification of general information about its publications, differentiation of the top cited ones, and presentation of a bibliometric analysis of scientific activity to date.

How to cite this article: Güzelce MC, Orhan E, Özgür S. A bibliometric analysis of publications on emergency medicine in Türkiye. Turk J Emerg Med 2024;24:145-50.

Ethics Committee Approval

Since this study was conducted on electronic bibliometric data obtained from the WoS database and did not include any patient data, an ethics committee or institutional review approval was not required.

Author Contributions

• Mustafa Can Güzelce: Conceptualization, methodology, formal analysis, investigation, Writing - Original Draft, Review and Editing, Supervision, Project administration
• Ertuğ Orhan and Sefer Özgür: Conceptualization, methodology, investigation, software, resources, data curation, visualization, writing – review and editing.

Conflict of Interest

None Declared.

Financial Disclosure



We would like to thank Prof. Ersin Aksay, MD, for his help in conducting this study.