Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Using Author Weighted Scheme to Show the Most Cited Scholars on Google Maps

Tsair-Wei Chien1, Hsien-Yi Wang2 and Willy Chou3,4*

1Department of Medical Research, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
2Department of Sport Management, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan
3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
4Department of Recreation and Health-Care Management, Institute of Recreation, Taiwan

*Correspondance to: Willy Chou 

Fulltext PDF


Objective: To quantify author credits and compute the Individual Research Achievements (IRA), the most cited authors are required to present on Google Maps for comparison.Methods: By searching the PubMed database (, we used the keyword “PloS One” [Journal] and downloaded 27,042 articles published in 2015. A total of 106,910 articles were cited in Pubmed Central. The Author Weighted Scheme (AWS) was applied to compute personal IRA. A visual dashboard for the most-cited authors was shown on Google Maps.Results: The author Lori Newman (Switzerland) ranks the highest Author Impact Factor (AIF=160.71 with one paper (PMID: 26646541, 2015) cited 100 times and another two cited 54 and 75 times, respectively, until 2018.Conclusion: The AWS algorithm used for quantifying author credits can be applied to other scientific disciplines in measuring author IRA in the discernable future.


Pubmed central; Authorship-weighted scheme; Individual research achievements; Author impact factor; Google maps


Chien T-W, Wang H-Y, Chou W. Using Author Weighted Scheme to Show the Most Cited Scholars on Google Maps. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2288.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter