What’s trending in Biomedical Sciences
To develop our eBook content, we draw on our powerful, proprietary research tools, including SciVal and Scopus, to identify subject areas where high-quality research output is strong and growing. We then ramp up our content in that area, using global research hotspots to inform our author targets, and search terms and research output to refine our content emphasis. This year, we feature a series of articles in Online Books Connect that walk through key disciplines in which we publish content, to look more closely at the research trends that inform our publication strategy.
In the March 2016 issue of Online Books Connect, we discussed in detail the metrics, including research publication output, Field Weighted Citation Index, and key search terms, which we use to build our content development strategy, to ensure that we’re developing high-quality content in areas of research growth. We also looked at the research trends for a subset of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Organic Chemistry. This month, we turn our attention to Biomedical Research, one of our key areas of publication, to explore a key subfield of Regenerative Medicine.
View of Global Research Output in Regenerative Medicine
Looking at research distribution globally, we see that although US institutions continue to dominate output in this field, there is also a strong presence in Asia and Europe. Japan, China and the UK have been continuously gaining ground in this area.
View of Scholarly Publication Trends in Regenerative Medicine
Source: SciVal metrics*
Regenerative Medicine demonstrates a steady upward trend of scholarly output, with a 12% CAGR, indicating growth in research activity, and an above average FWCI, indicating high-quality research output.
View of Key Terms of Interest for Researchers Searching on SciVal
Source: SciVal metrics*
Key subtopics of interest for researchers are indicated by frequent search terms. We use these key research metrics to build our content and select our authors, to ensure that we continue to build the right solutions at the right time for your researchers to use to pursue their goals.
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
- Tissue Therapy
- Synthetic Biology
- Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation
Here are several key frontlist titles in Biomedical Research that have been developed using this data-driven approach:
- Drug-like Properties: Concepts, Structure Design and Methods from ADME to Toxicity Optimization, 2nd edition
- Lanzkowsky's Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 6th Edition (Available May 2016)
- Medical Epigenetics (Available June 2016)
Here are several popular titles from recent years in Biomedical Research that have been developed using this data-driven approach:
- Essentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation
- Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs, 16th Edition: The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions
- Cardiovascular Pathology, 4th Edition
- Biostatistics for Medical and Biomedical Practitioners
- Human Reproductive Biology, 4th Edition
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