Publish in this journal
Journal Information
Vol. 17. Issue 7.
Pages 404-407 (August - September 2021)
Download PDF
More article options
Vol. 17. Issue 7.
Pages 404-407 (August - September 2021)
Brief Report
DOI: 10.1016/j.reumae.2020.01.004
Bibliometric profile and collaborative networks in scientific research on systemic lupus erythematosus in Latin America, 1982–2018
Perfil bibliométrico y redes de colaboración en investigación científica sobre lupus eritematoso sistémico en Latinoamérica, 1982-2018
Cristian Morán-Mariñosa,
Corresponding author

Corresponding author.
, Carlos J. Toro-Huamanchumob, Josmel Pacheco-Mendozaa
a Unidad de Investigación en Bibliometría, Vicerrectorado de Investigación, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Lima, Peru
b Unidad de Investigación para la Generación y Síntesis de Evidencias en Salud, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Lima, Peru
Article information
Full Text
Download PDF
Figures (2)
Additional material (2)

To analyse the scientific production and collaboration networks on publications in systemic lupus erythematosus in Latin America.

Materials and methods

Bibliometric study between 1982 and 2018 of journals indexed in Scopus. Data were analysed by annual production and a co-occurrence analysis of the collaboration between countries with VOSviewer was plotted.


3843 related documents on systemic lupus erythematosus were recorded between 1982 and 2018 in Scopus. An increasing trend was observed, with a significant increase in the last 20 years, the original articles being the highest percentage (75.4%). Eleven Latin American countries were identified in collaboration with 29 extra-regional countries, with Brazil, Mexico and Argentina having the highest production and scientific collaboration, mainly with the United States and Spain.


In Latin America, there is a sustained increase in research on systemic lupus erythematosus. Brazil and Mexico generated more than half the publications and are the main collaboration network together with Argentina.

Systemic lupus erythematosus
Latin America

Analizar la producción científica y redes de colaboración a partir de las publicaciones sobre lupus eritematoso sistémico en Latinoamérica.

Materiales y métodos

Estudio bibliométrico de revistas publicadas entre los años 1982 y 2018 e indizadas en Scopus. Se analizaron datos por producción anual y se representó gráficamente, mediante VOSviewer, un análisis de coocurrencia de la colaboración entre países.


Se registraron 3.843 documentos sobre lupus eritematoso sistémico entre 1982 y 2018 en Scopus. Se observó una tendencia en aumento, con un incremento significativo en los últimos 20 años, siendo los artículos originales los de mayor porcentaje (75,4%). Se identificaron 11 países latinoamericanos en colaboración con 29 países extrarregionales, siendo Brasil, México y Argentina quienes tuvieron la mayor producción y colaboración científica, principalmente con Estados Unidos y España.


En Latinoamérica existe un incremento sostenido en investigación sobre lupus eritematoso sistémico. Brasil y México generaron más de la mitad de las publicaciones y son la principal red de colaboración junto con Argentina.

Palabras clave:
Lupus eritematoso sistémico
América Latina


These are the options to access the full texts of the publication Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)
If you are member of Sociedad Española de Reumatología (SER) or the Colegio Mexicano de Reumatología (CMR):
Please go to the member area of SER or CMR and log in.

If you already have your login data, please click here .

If you have forgotten your password you can you can recover it by clicking here and selecting the option “I have forgotten my password”
Subscribe to

Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)

Purchase article

Purchasing article the PDF version will be downloaded

Price 19.34 €

Purchase now
Phone for subscriptions and reporting of errors
From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (GMT + 1) except for the months of July and August which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Calls from Spain
932 415 960
Calls from outside Spain
+34 932 415 960
Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)

Subscribe to our newsletter

Article options
Supplemental materials
es en

¿Es usted profesional sanitario apto para prescribir o dispensar medicamentos?

Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs?