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1- Addiction Medicine Studies, Department of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
2- Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
3- Cognitive Psychology and Rehabilitation Department, Institute for Cognitive Science studies (IRICSS), Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Psychology, Tarbit Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
5- Addiction Studies Department, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
Background: With the growing knowledge of craving and the relevant causal factors that lead to the accumulation of solid theoretical frameworks during the past years and according to the review studies, it seems indispensable to carry out a bibliometric review of this literature.
Methods: In this study, by examining the papers published during the last decade in the Scopus database-the largest citation database functional, mapping, and content analysis of citation data- the researchers are trying to clarify the direction of research in the coming years.
Results: In the realm of craving research, it has been observed that multi-authored articles, such as, Boswell's (2016) study have garnered the highest number of citations. Notably, the names Boswell (2016) and Wolff May (2016) have emerged as prominent figures in this field. Lee X and the Journal of Addictive Behaviors are leading producers of research in the craving domain, The highest volume of scientific output originates from the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, with significant contributions from the United States, China, Germany, Italy, and England. The term "craving" exhibits the highest frequency of use.  The co-authorship network illustrates that the most significant collaborations occur between the United States and other countries, where the majority of scientific output in this field is concentrated.
Conclusion: This analysis leads to the conclusion that studies pertaining to cravings occupy a prominent position in global etiological research and therapeutic interventions for addictive disorders. The enduring popularity of authors and publications addressing these disorders remains noteworthy.
Type of Study: Review | Subject: Cognitive Neuroscience
Received: 2023/07/31 | Accepted: 2023/09/26

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