Bibliometric Profile of Global Scientific Research on Antibiotic Resistance and Escherichia coli in Agricultural and Biological Sciences (2015-2019)

Şahin S. N. , Sönmez V. Z. , Çinçin Z. B. , Sivri N.

FEMS Online Conference on Microbiology , Belgrade, Sırbistan, 28 - 31 Ekim 2020, cilt.1, no.1, ss.250

  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Belgrade
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Sırbistan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.250


Environment is the most important reservoir in terms of both resistance mechanisms and gene transfer in biological science studies. This study aims to give a bibliometric overview of the literature about antibiotic resistance and Escherichia coli in the Agricultural and Biological Sciences between 2015 and 2019. Certain keywords of “antibiotic resistance” and “Escherichia coli” were used in Scopus database, especially in the topic of “Agricultural and Biological Sciences”. Each review article was also categorized as material (natural waters (seawater, fresh water) and wastewater), antibiotic resistance (AR), the name and Quartile in Category of the journal, the year of publication and the country. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of retrieved data were conferred by using proper bibliometric indicators and visualization maps. The most important finding that draws attention is that the studies on AR are mostly performed in “Wastewater” environments by focusing on human and food health. 1376 data were found in the “Agricultural and Biological Sciences” by using “Antibiotic Resistance” and “Escherichia coli” keywords. When the keyword “Sea Water” was added to the search, 9 published studies were found in the same subject title. With the “Freshwater” and “Wastewater” keywords, 4 and 24 studies were detected, respectively. It is seen that “Wastewater” is regarded as the most common working environment for the keywords of “Antibiotic Resistance” and “Escherichia coli”. In this study, the main finding is that the permanent solutions to the AR issue can only be achieved by working under the umbrella of “One Health” consisting of the human-animal-environmental health.