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The top 100 most-cited articles on osteosarcoma: a bibliometric analysis

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Muhammad Saad Hafeez,

Medical College, Aga Khan University, Karachi, PK
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Azeem Tariq Malik ,

Department of Orthopaedics, Ohio State University, 7th Floor, Prior Hall, 376 W 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, US
About Azeem Tariq

azeemtariq94@gmail.com

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Shahryar Noordin

Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, PK
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Abstract

Background: Osteosarcoma or “osteogenic sarcoma” is the most common neoplasm of the bone in children and young adults. This research is premised upon a citation analysis of the top 100 most-cited articles on osteosarcoma.

Materials and Methods: This research is dependent upon the use of SCOPUS database. Using the search strategy “osteosarcoma” on this database yielded 12,107 articles. After filtering for relevant articles, the top 100 most-cited articles were retrieved for descriptive and statistical analysis.

Results: The most-cited paper was “A human DNA segment with properties of the gene that predisposes to retinoblastoma and osteosarcoma” by Friend and colleagues published in 1986 with 1888 citations. The publication years ranged from 1967 to 2014. The United States was the most productive country in terms of research output, followed by Italy. Institution-wise, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre contributed the most articles. However, the most prolific author was from Italy. Majority of the publications were level IV studies

Conclusions: Although citation analysis is not entirely flawless, this is a comprehensive list of the top 100 most-cited articles significantly impacting osteosarcoma knowledge and research over time. Future studies need to cater toward maximizing high-quality evidenced articles.

How to Cite: Hafeez MS, Malik AT, Noordin S. The top 100 most-cited articles on osteosarcoma: a bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Surgery: Oncology. 2018;3(4):e62. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/IJ9.0000000000000062
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Published on 19 Apr 2018.
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