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Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Jun;19(6):717-22. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.14.0925.

The 100 top-cited tuberculosis research studies.

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1
West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; Department of Anaesthesiology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
2
West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
3
Department of Respiratory Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
4
West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; The Periodical Press of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; The Chinese Cochrane Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
5
West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, The Periodical Press of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; The Chinese Cochrane Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Abstract

The examination of top-cited studies is a useful method for identify and monitoring outstanding scientific research. The objective of this study was to identify and analyse the characteristics of the top 100 cited research studies on tuberculosis (TB) based on the Web of Knowledge. Overall, the top 100 cited studies were cited between 366 and 4443 times, and were published between 1995 and 2010, with the largest number of publications in 2003 and in 1995. Four studies were attributed to a single author and 10 to two authors; the number of authors exceeded six in 50 studies. Nine authors had more than one study as the first author and 18 authors had more than one study as the corresponding author. The United States contributed the largest number of studies, followed by the United Kingdom and France. The institutions with the largest number of articles were the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in France and the University of California in the United States. The studies appeared in 35 journals, with 11 published in Science, followed by PNAS and NEJM. The majority of TB articles have been published in those medical journals with the highest impact factors, and are from the most industrialised countries.

PMID:
25946366
DOI:
10.5588/ijtld.14.0925
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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