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Bibliometric analysis of publications related to heated tobacco products reported over the period 2015~2020
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob
Published online October 26, 2021
© 2021 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Min Joo Jeon 1, Su Mi Lee 2, Kiheon Lee 2, 3, *, Eunbyul Cho 2, Joo Young Kim 2, 3, Woo Kyung Bae 2, 3, Jong Soo Han 2, 3, Hyejin Lee 2, 3, Se Young Jung 2, 3

1Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul
2Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do
3Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul
Correspondence to: Kiheon Lee, 寃쎄린룄 꽦궓떆 遺꾨떦援 173踰덇만 82 遺꾨떦꽌슱븰援먮퀝썝 媛젙쓽븰怨, 슦렪踰덊샇: 13620, 쟾솕: 82-31-787-7801, 뙥뒪: 82-31-787-4834, 씠硫붿씪:
Background: Since the launch of IQOS® in 2014, studies on heated tobacco products(HTPs) have been conducted worldwide. In this study, trends of global and domestic HTPs-related papers published from 2015 to 2020 were analyzed, and domestic and foreign research trends were compared.
Methods: PubMed, KoreaMed, and Journal of the Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco databases were searched for studies on HTPs published between 2015 and 2020. Among them, studies unrelated to HTPs, and studies that were not original articles were excluded. For the reviews and editorials, the analysis was conducted separately to identify the interests of academia. We collected, categorized and analyzed data such as journals, nationality of the first author, number of citations, research methods and topics.
Results: A total of 143 papers related to HTPs from 2015 to 2020 were searched on PubMed, and the number of papers per year increased significantly in 2018. Most of the papers corresponded to the human:non-interventional studies when classified according to methodology. When categorized according to the topic, emission and toxicology were the most studied subjects worldwide, but they accounted a small portion in domestic studies.
Conclusion: The publication of articles on HTPs is on the rise worldwide. This is same in Korea, but methods of studies are limited in Korea, and not enough studies on emission and toxicology has been conducted. Research on various methods and follow-up studies in a wide range of fields are needed with the continuing release of new forms of heated tobacco.
Keywords : Heated Tobacco Products, Heat-not-burn Tobacco Products, Tobacco Products, Non-cigarette Tobacco Products, Bibliometric analysis