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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2023, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2023.040809.

A bibliometric analysis of autophagy in prostate cancer from 2003 to 2023


Kang Cai1, Yong Ou1, Xiaoyong Gong2

Corresponding Author:
Xiaoyong Gong

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China

2The Second Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712000, China


Autophagy can regulate the occurrence and development of prostate cancer. In recent years, research on autophagy in prostate cancer has received widespread attention. However, there has been no bibliometric analysis in this field. Inorder to study the research status and hotspot of autophagy in prostate cancer in recent 20 years. We searched the literature on prostate cancer in the field of autophagy published in the Web of Science Core Database (WoSCC) between January 1, 2003 and April 1, 2023. We used CiteSpace 6.1R software to draw visual knowledge maps such as document publication trend chart, authors, research institutions, national and regional cooperation networks and keywords, and conduct bibliometric analysis. Resultly, a total of 770 papers were included, and the overall number of published papers showed an increasing trend. A total of 291 authors were included in the author collaboration Atlas, including 167 core authors. There are 231 institutions included in the Institutional Collaboration Map, of which only the University of California System has a centrality greater than 0.1. The authors are distributed in 58 countries, of which the largest number of articles published by PEOPLES R CHINA is 282. A total of 238 keywords were included, forming 12 clusters, 30 of which had a keyword frequency ≥30 times. Thus, the molecular mechanism of autophagy regulating the proliferation, apoptosis and metastasis of prostate cancer is a hot topic in current research. Drug resistance therapy of prostate cancer and development of new drugs targeting autophagy are the research trends.


Prostate Cancer; Autophagy; CiteSpace; Visualization Analysis; Bibliometrics

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Kang Cai, Yong Ou, Xiaoyong Gong. A bibliometric analysis of autophagy in prostate cancer from 2003 to 2023. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2023) Vol. 4, Issue 8: 49-57. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2023.040809.


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