Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Top 100 Most-Cited Articles On Pancreatic Tumors: A Bibliometric Analysis

Xianming Hou#, Fangyu Zhao#, Shaobo Chen and Ge Chen*

Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
#These authors contributed equally to this work

*Correspondance to: Ge Chen 

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Background: A number of articles have been published on pancreatic tumor. Bibliometric analyses are helpful to identify the most influential studies in this field. Objective: To identify the top 100 most-cited articles on pancreatic tumor and perform a bibliometric analysis. Methods: We performed a title-specific search for the Thomson Reuters Web of Science on November 11th, 2019. Articles were listed in descending order by the Total Citations (TCs) number, and the most-cited articles on pancreatic tumor were identified and analyzed. Results: The most-cited articles were published between 1955 and 2016, with 2007 the most prolifying year. Pancreatic cancer was the most commonly studied tumor (85%). The average number of TCs was 1001.23 (543-4111), and the average Annual Citations (ACs) was 91.37 (15.22- 374.75). Over the past decade, more and more high-citation articles have been published, and the average number of ACs in this decade is higher than in previous decades. The top 100 works were published in 37 journals; Nature published the most articles (11%). The largest numbers of articles (81%) were published in the United States. RH, Hruban wrote the largest number of publications and participated in more works as co-author. Conclusion: We identified the top 100 most-cited articles on pancreatic tumors that may be considered influential and significant. This study identified research focuses and trends in pancreatic tumor and provides an important reference for researchers to guide future research.


Hou X, Zhao F, Chen S, Chen G. Top 100 Most-Cited Articles On Pancreatic Tumors: A Bibliometric Analysis. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3416..

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