Advertisement

A Scientific Analysis of the 100 Citation Classics of Valvular Heart Disease

      Bibliometric analyses can help researchers and research funding agencies determine which areas of medicine need appropriate research attention. Citation classics of several specialties and subspecialties have been published; however, a literature search did not turn up any in the field of valvular heart disease (VHD). The main objective of this analysis was to overcome this paucity by identifying the top 100 cited articles in VHD and to assess their characteristics. We chose Scopus as our database, from where relevant articles were extracted after a thorough search by 2 independent researchers. A list of the top 100 cited articles was prepared, after which a detailed analysis of the list was conducted. The top-cited articles were published in the 63-year era starting from 1951, with the most articles published in the 10-year interval of 2001 to 2010. The citations of the articles ranged from 438 to 2,717 with a median of 609.5. Manuscripts from our top-cited list originated from 25 different countries. Most of the articles in the top 100 list were published in high-impact journals, with about a third of the articles published in Circulation (n = 27). Our study also reveals that the current focus of researchers in the field is on transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and therefore, funding in this area is likely to result in impactful studies. In conclusion, our study highlights the characteristics of high-impact articles in the field of VHD, and this information may be useful for investigators planning to conduct studies in this area of medicine in the future.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to American Journal of Cardiology
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • d'Arcy J.L.
        • Prendergast B.D.
        • Chambers J.B.
        • Ray S.G.
        • Bridgewater B.
        Valvular heart disease: the next cardiac epidemic.
        Heart. 2011; 97: 91-93
        • Moed H.F.
        The impact-factors debate: the ISI's uses and limits.
        Nature. 2002; 415: 731-732
        • Brandt J.S.
        • Downing A.C.
        • Howard D.L.
        • Kofinas J.D.
        • Chasen S.T.
        Citation classics in obstetrics and gynecology: the 100 most frequently cited journal articles in the last 50 years.
        Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010; 203 (e351-357): 355
        • Paladugu R.
        • Schein M.
        • Gardezi S.
        • Wise L.
        One hundred citation classics in general surgical journals.
        World J Surg. 2002; 26: 1099-1105
        • Lefaivre K.A.
        • Shadgan B.
        • O'Brien P.J.
        100 most cited articles in orthopaedic surgery.
        Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011; 469: 1487-1497
        • Khan M.S.
        • Ullah W.
        • Riaz I.B.
        • Bhulani N.
        • Manning W.J.
        • Tridandapani S.
        • Khosa F.
        Top 100 cited articles in cardiovascular magnetic resonance: a bibliometric analysis.
        J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017; 18https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-016-0303-9
        • Siddiqi T.J.
        • Usman M.S.
        • Khan M.S.
        • Fatima K.
        • Norbash A.
        • Qureshi A.I.
        • Khan A.R.
        • Khosa F.
        The 100 most influential papers in the field of thrombolytic therapy: a bibliometric analysis.
        Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2017; https://doi.org/10.1007/s40256-017-0227-2
        • Seriwala H.M.
        • Khan M.S.
        • Shuaib W.
        • Shah S.R.
        Bibliometric analysis of the top 50 cited respiratory articles.
        Expert Rev Respir Med. 2015; 9: 817-824
        • Falagas M.E.
        • Pitsouni E.I.
        • Malietzis G.A.
        • Pappas G.
        Comparison of PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar: strengths and weaknesses.
        FASEB J. 2008; 22: 338-342
        • Murdoch D.R.
        • Corey G.R.
        • Hoen B.
        • Miro J.M.
        • Fowler Jr, V.G.
        • Bayer A.S.
        • Karchmer A.W.
        • Olaison L.
        • Pappas P.A.
        • Moreillon P.
        • Chambers S.T.
        • Chu V.H.
        • Falco V.
        • Holland D.J.
        • Jones P.
        • Klein J.L.
        • Raymond N.J.
        • Read K.M.
        • Tripodi M.F.
        • Utili R.
        • Wang A.
        • Woods C.W.
        • Cabell C.H.
        Clinical presentation, etiology, and outcome of infective endocarditis in the 21st century: the International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study.
        Arch Intern Med. 2009; 169: 463-473
        • Patsopoulos N.A.
        • Analatos A.A.
        • Ioannidis J.P.
        Relative citation impact of various study designs in the health sciences.
        JAMA. 2005; 293: 2362-2366
        • Shuaib W.
        • Khan M.S.
        • Shahid H.
        • Valdes E.A.
        • Alweis R.
        Bibliometric analysis of the top 100 cited cardiovascular articles.
        Am J Cardiol. 2015; 115: 972-981
        • Ponce F.A.
        • Lozano A.M.
        Highly cited works in neurosurgery. Part I: the 100 top-cited papers in neurosurgical journals.
        J Neurosurg. 2010; 112: 223-232
        • Garfield E.
        100 citation classics from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
        JAMA. 1987; 257: 52-59
        • Brookes B.C.
        Bradford's law and the bibliography of science.
        Nature. 1969; 224: 953-956
        • Hennessey K.
        • Afshar K.
        • Macneily A.E.
        The top 100 cited articles in urology.
        Can Urol Assoc J. 2009; 3: 293-302
        • Stossel T.P.
        Volume: papers and academic promotion.
        Ann Intern Med. 1987; 106: 146-149
        • Bakkalbasi N.
        • Bauer K.
        • Glover J.
        • Wang L.
        Three options for citation tracking: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science.
        Biomed Digit Libr. 2006; 3: 7
        • Kulkarni A.V.
        • Aziz B.
        • Shams I.
        • Busse J.W.
        Author self-citation in the general medicine literature.
        PLoS ONE. 2011; 6: e20885
        • Seglen P.O.
        Citation rates and journal impact factors are not suitable for evaluation of research.
        Acta Orthop Scand. 1998; 69: 224-229