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Minerva Pediatr. 2017 Jul 27. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4946.17.05045-9. [Epub ahead of print]

The most-cited articles in pediatric imaging: a bibliometric analysis.

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1
Department of Radiology, Kangdong Seong-Sim Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
2
Department of Radiology, Kangdong Seong-Sim Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea - cosmos95@hallym.or.kr.
3
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kangdong Seong-Sim Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
4
Department of Radiology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, South Korea.
5
Department of Radiology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The number of citations that an article has received reflects its impact on the scientific community. The purpose of our study was to identify and characterize the 51 most-cited articles in pediatric imaging.

METHODS:

Based on the database of Journal Citation Reports, we selected 350 journals that were considered as potential outlets for pediatric imaging articles. The Web of Science search tools were used to identify the most-cited articles relevant to pediatric imaging within the selected journals.

RESULTS:

The 51 most-cited articles in pediatric imaging were published between 1952 and 2011, with 1980- 1989 and 2000-2009 producing 15 articles, each. The number of citations ranged from 576-124 and the number of annual citations ranged from 49.05-2.56. The majority of articles were published in pediatric and related journals (n=26), originated in the United States (n=23), were original articles (n=45), used MRI as imaging modality (n=27), and were concerned with the subspecialty of brain (n=34). University College London School of Medicine (n=6) and School of Medicine University of California (n=4) were the leading institutions and Reynolds EO (n=7) was the most voluminous author.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our study presents a detailed list and an analysis of the most-cited articles in the field of pediatric imaging, which provides an insight into historical developments and allows for recognition of the important advances in this field.

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