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Assessment of the Toxicity of Quantum Dots through Biliometric Analysis

by 1,†, 1,†, 1,†, 2, 1, 1 and 1,*
1
Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine and Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China
2
School of Public Health, Shandong First Medical University (Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences), Jinan 250117, China
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The authors contributed equally to the work.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(11), 5768; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115768
Received: 29 March 2021 / Revised: 16 May 2021 / Accepted: 24 May 2021 / Published: 27 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Predictive Toxicology)
Along with the rapid development of nanotechnology, the biosafety of quantum dots (QDs), a widely used kind of nanoparticles, has grabbed the attentions of researchers, because QDs have excellent and unique optical properties that other commonly used nanoparticles, like walled carbon nanotubes, do not have. The understanding of the toxicity of QDs is an important premise for their application in wider fields, including biology and medicine. This study sought to analyze scientific publications on the toxicity of QDs and to construct a bibliometric model for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of these publications over the past decade, which visually presented the status quo and future development trend on the toxicological study of QDs. A search for data using the triple blind method revealed that, as of 31 December 2018, there were 5269 papers published on the toxicity of QDs. RSC ADVANCES (5-year IF, 3.096) ranked first in the number of publications. China had the largest number of publications (2233) and the highest H-index (119), but the United States was still the leading country with regards to the quality of the research. LIU Y (106 publications) published the most papers, while Hardman R (304 co-citations) had the most co-citations. The keyword “walled carbon nanotube” ranked first in the research frontier. The findings not only determine a development trend of the toxicological study of QDs, but also identify further research directions in this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanotoxicology; bibliometrics; quantum dot; toxicity nanotoxicology; bibliometrics; quantum dot; toxicity
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Zhong, L.; Zhang, L.; Li, Y.; Liang, X.; Kong, L.; Shen, X.; Wu, T. Assessment of the Toxicity of Quantum Dots through Biliometric Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5768. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115768

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Zhong L, Zhang L, Li Y, Liang X, Kong L, Shen X, Wu T. Assessment of the Toxicity of Quantum Dots through Biliometric Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(11):5768. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115768

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Zhong, Lishi, Lili Zhang, Yimeng Li, Xue Liang, Lu Kong, Xiaobing Shen, and Tianshu Wu. 2021. "Assessment of the Toxicity of Quantum Dots through Biliometric Analysis" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 11: 5768. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18115768

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