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Bibliometric trends in priapism research publications

  • Yaguang Zhou1
  • Chengquan Ma2,*,

1Department of Operating Room, the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, 300211 Tianjin, China

2Department of Urology, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, 300052 Tianjin, China

DOI: 10.22514/jomh.2022.008 Vol.18,Issue 12,December 2022 pp.38-48

Submitted: 11 July 2022 Accepted: 22 September 2022

Published: 30 December 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): Chengquan Ma E-mail:


To explore the cooperation of authors, institutions, countries and find hot topics of priapism. Papers about priapism were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC). VOSviewer and CiteSpace were used to conduct the bibliometric analyses. Network maps were generated to evaluate the collaborations between different keywords, institutions, authors and countries. A total of 2485 articles related to study of priapism were identified. We observed gradually increasing in the number of publications from 1970 to 2012, and the trend was to be relatively stable in the past ten years. Journal of Urology (322 papers) owned the highest number of publications and Journal of Urology was the most co-cited journal. Burnett, AL (106 papers) was the top most productive authors and the largest numbers of citations (1703 co-citations) during the past decades. There were active collaborations among the top authors. The USA was the leading contributor in this field with 820 papers. Cooperation between countries and between institutions was observed. The main hot topics included matters related to priapism, management, erectile dysfunction, penile erection, penis, diagnosis and high-flow priapism. This paper uses visualization tools to draw a knowledge map of priapism research, and provides a new perspective and direction for priapism research by clarifying the time series, development context, research hotspots, knowledge network structure and the status of major scholars in priapism.


Priapism; Impotence; Erectile dysfunction; Diagnosis

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Yaguang Zhou,Chengquan Ma. Bibliometric trends in priapism research publications. Journal of Men's Health. 2022. 18(12);38-48.


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