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Highly cited works in neurosurgery. Part II: the citation classics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20078193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECT: The term "citation classic" has been used in reference to an article that has been cited more than 400 times. The purpose of this study is to identify such articles that pertain to clinical neurosurgery.
METHODS: A list of search phrases relating to neurosurgery was compiled. A topic search was performed using the Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science for phrases. Articles with more than 400 citations were identified, and nonclinical articles were omitted. The journals, year of publication, topics, and study types were analyzed.
RESULTS: There were 106 articles with more than 400 citations relating to clinical neurosurgery. These articles appeared in 28 different journals, with more than half appearing in the Journal of Neurosurgery or the New England Journal of Medicine. Fifty-three articles were published since 1990. There were 38 articles on cerebrovascular disease, 21 on stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, 21 on neurooncology, 19 on trauma, 4 on nontraumatic spine, 2 on CSF pathologies, and 1 on infection. There were 29 randomized trials, of which 86% appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, or the Journal of the American Medical Association, and half concerned the prevention or treatment of stroke. In addition, there were 16 prospective studies, 15 classification or grading systems, and 7 reviews. The remaining 39 articles were case series, case reports, or technical notes.
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of the citation classics identified in this study have been published in the past 20 years. Case series, classifications, and reviews appeared more frequently in neurosurgical journals, while randomized controlled trials tended to be published in general medical journals.
Francisco A Ponce; Andres M Lozano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1933-0693     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-02-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Journal Impact Factor
Neurosurgery* / statistics & numerical data
Periodicals as Topic* / statistics & numerical data
Comment In:
J Neurosurg. 2011 May;114(5):1490-1; author reply 1491   [PMID:  21351827 ]
J Neurosurg. 2010 Feb;112(2):220-2   [PMID:  20078195 ]
Erratum In:
J Neurosurg. 2014 May;120(5):1252-7   [PMID:  24628609 ]

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