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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 68, No. 1, 2006, pp. 11-16
Bioline Code: is06002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2006, pp. 11-16

 en Indian surgical literature: The 'top 100' papers
Kaushik Robin

Abstract

Background: Citations are an important measure of the quality and content of scientific communications. Since no study regarding the most cited articles in surgical literature from India exists, this article aims to identify these top cited articles.
Materials and Methods: The 100 most frequently cited articles in surgery that originated from India were identified using the database of Scopus using a three pronged search.
Results: The top 100 most cited articles were tabulated in descending order as [Table 1]. The most cited article received 196 citations, whereas the 100th received 20. The majority of the articles were published in the decade 1991 to 2000, with 39 institutions authoring these ′landmark′ articles.
Conclusions: When compared to other published ′citation classics′, the Indian scenario has lot of scope for improvement. A definite conscious effort is required on the part of the Indian surgical fraternity to improve the citation value of our research.

Keywords
Citations, surgery, impact factor

 
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