Highly Cited Publications in the Web of Science Category of Anesthesiology in the Science Citation Index Expanded: A Bibliometric Analysis

Journal of Scientometric Research,2021,10,2,251-258.
Published:October 2021
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Guang-Dar Juang1,2, Su-Man Lin3,*, Yuh-Shan Ho4,*

1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, TAIWAN.

2School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, TAIWAN.

3Department of Anesthesiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, TAIWAN.

4Trend Research Centre, Asia University, Lioufeng Road, Wufeng, TAIWAN.


This study aimed to identify and analyze the characteristics of the highly cited articles in the Web of Science Category of Anesthesiology from 1991 to 2019. Documents that have been cited more than 100 times from Web of Science Core Collection since publication to the end of 2019 were assessed. The analyzed aspects covered distribution of annual production and its citations per publication, journals, countries, institutions, authors, and the top cited articles. Six publication indicators were applied to evaluate publication performance of countries and institutions. Y-index was used to compare authors’ research performance. Results shows that most highly cited papers were published in journals with high impact factors. The USA dominated the six publication indicators and eight of the top ten productive institutes were all located in USA. Articles by Farrar et al. in 2001 and Breivik et al. in 2006 were highly cited and also high impact in 2019. Results from Y-index shows that highly cited authors published more corresponding-author articles than firstauthor articles.

Citation history of the 11 classic articles in the Web of Science Category of anesthesiology (TC2019 ≥ 1,000)