Published on in Vol 17, No 3 (2015): March

Mapping Publication Trends and Identifying Hot Spots of Research on Internet Health Information Seeking Behavior: A Quantitative and Co-Word Biclustering Analysis

Mapping Publication Trends and Identifying Hot Spots of Research on Internet Health Information Seeking Behavior: A Quantitative and Co-Word Biclustering Analysis

Mapping Publication Trends and Identifying Hot Spots of Research on Internet Health Information Seeking Behavior: A Quantitative and Co-Word Biclustering Analysis

Authors of this article:

Fan Li 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Min Li 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Peng Guan 3 Author Orcid Image ;   Shuang Ma 4 Author Orcid Image ;   Lei Cui 1 Author Orcid Image


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