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Title: History of research on Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Europe: approaching the world’s most invasive mosquito species from a bibliometric perspective
Autores: Alarcón-Elbal, P. M.
Suárez-Balseiro, C.
Cláudia De Souza, C.
Soriano-López, Ashley
Riggio-Olivares, Giovanna
Researchers (UNIBE): Riggio-Olivares, Giovanna 
Soriano-López, Ashley E. 
Affiliations: Centro de Recursos para el Aprendizaje y la Investigación (CRAI) 
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud 
Research area: Ciencias de la Vida; Ciencias Sociales
Keywords: Aedes albopictus; Mosquito-borne diseases; Outbreak; Scientific activity; Bibliometric analysis; Europe
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Source: Parasitology Research, 123, 130; 2024
Journal: Parasitology Research 
Volume: 123
Issue: 30
Start page: 1
End page: 13
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse), is an invasive species native to Southeast Asia. This insect, which is an important vector of arbovirus such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, has spread rapidly to several parts of the world over the last few decades. This study employed a bibliometric approach to explore, for the first time, Ae. albopictus research activity and output in Europe. We used the Web of Science Core Collection data source to characterize the current scientific research. A total of 903 publications from 1973 to 2022 were retrieved. We also provided a comprehensive analysis by year of publication; distribution by most productive European countries, institutions, and authors; collaboration networks; research topics; most productive journals; and most cited publications. Results showed a notable increase in the number of studies after the chikungunya virus outbreak in Northeast Italy in 2007. More than 60% of these publications across the entire European continent originated from France and Italy. Research output related to ‘population and community ecology’ topics was significantly high. The most common type of collaboration was national, which occurred between institutions in the same European country. By providing an overview of Ae. albopictus research in Europe, this work contributes to upcoming debates, decision-making, planning on research and development, and public health strategies on the continent and worldwide.
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