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Esophageal cancer's 100 most influential manuscripts: a bibliometric analysis

Powell, Arfon ORCID:, Hughes, Daniel, Brown, Joshua, Larsen, Matthew, Witherspoon, Jolene and Lewis, Wyn 2017. Esophageal cancer's 100 most influential manuscripts: a bibliometric analysis. Diseases of the Esophagus 30 (4) , pp. 1-8. 10.1093/dote/dow039

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Bibliometric analysis highlights key topics and publications that have shaped the understanding and management of esophageal cancer (EC). Here, the 100 most cited manuscripts in the field of EC are analyzed. The Thomson Reuters Web of Science database with the search terms ‘esophageal cancer’ or ‘esophageal carcinoma’ or ‘oesophageal cancer’ or ‘oesophageal carcinoma’ or ‘gastroscopy’ was used to identify all English language full manuscripts for the study. The 100 most cited papers were further analyzed by topic, journal, author, year, and institution. A total of 121,556 eligible papers were returned and the median (range) citation number was 406.5 (1833 to 293). The most cited paper focused on the role of perioperative chemotherpy in EC (1833 citations). Gastroenterology published the highest number of papers (n = 15, 6362 citations) and The New England Journal of Medicine received the most citations (n = 12, 12125 citations). The country and year with the greatest number of publications were the USA (n = 50), and 1998, 1999, and 2000 (n = 7). The most ubiquitous topic was the pathology of EC (n = 66) followed by management of EC (n = 54), and studies related to EC prognosis (n = 44). The most cited manuscripts highlighted the pathology, management, and prognosis of EC and this bibliometirc review provides the most influential references serving as a guide to popular research themes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bibliometric analysis, citations, esophageal cancer.
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1120-8694
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 1 November 2016
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2023 21:35

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