Sport Injuries Prevention Research Trend: Bibliometrics Analysis

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1Postdoctoral Research, Department of Biomechanics and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
2Adjunct Lecturer, Research and Technology Department, Alzahra University, Vanak, Tehran, Iran
3Associate Professor, Department of Biomechanics and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
This bibliometric study is quantitative analysis and statistics to describe patterns of published scientific articles and it is an effectual way to measure the influence of publication in the scientific community. Over the past two decades, sport injury prevention researchers have developed innovative and proven interventions for injury prevention in athletes; but the bibliographic description and trend of publications in this field not presented yet.
The purpose of this research was to conduct an analysis of sport injury prevention research published; Furthermore, it highlights the future implications and directions for researchers.
The data were collected from the Web of Science Core Collections, from 1980 to December 2019 and a network analysis of research outputs was carried out to analyse the research trends in the sport injury prevention literature. Data analysis was performed by the facilities of this database as well as VOS viewer software.
The results indicated 3,033 published documents in field of sports injury prevention. The trend of publication rapidly increased from 2016 to 2019 and the countries of USA, Australia, and Canada had the highest number of publications during this period. It determined the authors of Prof Caroline F Finch, Prof Carolyn Emery, and Prof. Steve Marshall with heist number of documents 70, 41, and 31 respectively had the most contributions in this field. In addition, the results showed highly cited paper, top journals, recent and best research topics and top keywords.
Given the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to conduct a bibliometric analysis technique on the available literature for sport injury prevention. However, there may be a need for increased publication of randomized controlled trials and systematic review studies focused on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Furthermore, it identified the main research topics in relation to this field are orthopaedics, general medicine, rehabilitation, and neuroscience. Our bibliometric analysis provides a picture of scientific research, which will help in evidence-based descriptions, comparisons, and visualizations of research output in sport injury prevention research.