Título Organ Trafficking and Migration: A Bibliometric Analysis of an Untold Story
Autores Gonzalez, Juan, Garijo, Ignacio, SÁNCHEZ CARRASCO, ALFONSO, SÁNCHEZ CARRASCO, ALFONSO
Publicación externa No
Medio Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 1
Cuartil SJR 2
Ámbito Internacional
Fecha de publicacion 01/05/2020
ISI 000535745400228
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17093204
Abstract The debate over trafficking of human beings for the purpose of organ removal (THBOR) remains largely absent from policy debates, as its crime is hardly detected, reported and sparsely researched. However, criminal networks continue to exploit vulnerable populations, particularly migrants. To help bridge this gap in knowledge, we employ a bibliometric analysis to examine whether the nexus between organ removal and migration is being addressed by the current academic literature. Our results indicate that (1) research exploring the link between THBOR and migrants is relatively scarce; (2) organ trafficking literature output is largely clustered in a couple of Western countries, and (3) despite the international nature of the topic, most empirical studies on organ trafficking and migration lack representation within the social sciences and humanities. Taken together, our results point to a huge gap on scientific publications between THBOR and migration. Quantitative data is required to lift the current knowledge constraints and better inform policymakers.
Palabras clave organ trafficking; migration; health; human trafficking; THBOR; refugees
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