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Organ Trafficking and Migration: A Bibliometric Analysis of an Untold Story

Department of International Relations, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, 41704 Dos Hermanas, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3204; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093204
Received: 31 March 2020 / Revised: 26 April 2020 / Accepted: 4 May 2020 / Published: 5 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Migrant Health Burden: Emerging Challenges and Future Solutions)
The debate over trafficking of human beings for the purpose of organ removal (THBOR) remains largely absent from policy debates, as its crime is hardly detected, reported and sparsely researched. However, criminal networks continue to exploit vulnerable populations, particularly migrants. To help bridge this gap in knowledge, we employ a bibliometric analysis to examine whether the nexus between organ removal and migration is being addressed by the current academic literature. Our results indicate that (1) research exploring the link between THBOR and migrants is relatively scarce; (2) organ trafficking literature output is largely clustered in a couple of Western countries, and (3) despite the international nature of the topic, most empirical studies on organ trafficking and migration lack representation within the social sciences and humanities. Taken together, our results point to a huge gap on scientific publications between THBOR and migration. Quantitative data is required to lift the current knowledge constraints and better inform policymakers. View Full-Text
Keywords: organ trafficking; migration; health; human trafficking; THBOR; refugees organ trafficking; migration; health; human trafficking; THBOR; refugees
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Gonzalez, J.; Garijo, I.; Sanchez, A. Organ Trafficking and Migration: A Bibliometric Analysis of an Untold Story. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3204. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093204

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Gonzalez J, Garijo I, Sanchez A. Organ Trafficking and Migration: A Bibliometric Analysis of an Untold Story. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3204. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093204

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Gonzalez, Juan, Ignacio Garijo, and Alfonso Sanchez. 2020. "Organ Trafficking and Migration: A Bibliometric Analysis of an Untold Story" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9: 3204. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093204

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