Big impact of nanoparticles: analysis of the most cited nanopharmaceuticals and nanonutraceuticals research


Nanopharmaceuticals and nanonutraceuticals research has been lately receiving a lot of scientific attention. We aimed to identify the top 100 most cited original articles of the scientific area, analyze their research themes, major contributors regarding authors, institutions, countries and journals. The bibliometric data was extracted from the Web of Science electronic database. Data was further processed by a bibliometric software, VOSviewer, to generate bubble maps to visualize the results. Inter-institutional and international collaboration networks were constructed to further understand the cooperation between different study centers. Results revealed that over 60% of the articles were published in the 2000s. As of November 2019, the articles were cited 576–3665 times, with 20.1–261.8 citations per year. The majority of the most prolific institutions were based in the United States. Besides the United States, China, South Korea, Canada and Germany contributed heavily to the 100 articles. Some popular themes included drug delivery, tumor, toxicity/biocompatibility and biodistribution. Regarding composition materials, gold, silver and polymeric nanoparticles were the most commonly used.

Read full text: Andy Wai Kan Yeung, Eliana B. Souto, Alessandra Durazzo, Massimo Lucarini, Ettore Novellino, Devesh Tewari, Dongdong Wang, Atanas G. Atanasov, Antonello Santini. Big impact of nanoparticles: analysis of the most cited nanopharmaceuticals and nanonutraceuticals research. Current Research in Biotechnology, Volume 2, 2020, Pages 53-63,

Keywords: Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Nanopolymers, Nanopharmaceuticals, Nanonutraceuticals, Drug Delivery, Biocompatibility, Biodistribution, Gold Nanoparticles, Silver Nanoparticles, Polymeric Nanoparticles.

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