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2013, 7(5): 421-427 Back to browse issues page
Assessment the publication status in the field of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, indexed in Medline and Web of Science
A Homayouni, MH Biglu, L Payahoo *, E Vaghef-Mehrabany, M Asghari Jafarabadi, M Soleimani
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Background and Objective: Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics are categorized as functional foods believed to play a major role in enhancement of public health. The purpose of this study was to determine the publication rate in the field of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, indexed in Medline and Web of Science. Materials and Methods: This study was a Scientometrics study. Extracting data from Medline was limited to "title" in screen and years 1996-2011 with keywords “probiotic*, prebiotic*, synbiotic*”. Using software Find-string: Dr. Biglu, data was extracted. In the web of science all data was extracted with selecting SSCI and SCI-E, screen section limited to "title" and years 1993-2011 with the same keywords. Results: A growing rate in the publishing of pro, pre and synbiotics was observed and predicted to resume in the upcoming years. Iran was the 20th, 15th and 9th country in publishing articles related to probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, respectively. Conclusion: The increasing trend of publication on pro, pre and synbiotics may result from the increased interest among researchers to find more effective pro, pre and synbiotics regarding their health benefits and the underlying mechanisms, which may in turn be due to the greater attention consumers pay to functional foods. Keywords: Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, Data bases
Keywords: Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, Data bases
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Food Science
Received: 2013/03/4 | Accepted: 2013/11/19 | Published: 2013/11/19
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Homayouni A, Biglu M, Payahoo L, Vaghef-Mehrabany E, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Soleimani M. Assessment the publication status in the field of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, indexed in Medline and Web of Science. Iranian Journal of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology. 2013; 7 (5) :421-427
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