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The Top 50 Iranian Surgical Articles


1 Assistant Professor,Department of General Surgery, Imam Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, Imam Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author: A Aminian , Department of General Surgery, Imam Hospital Complex, End of Keshavarz Boulevard, Tehran, Iran, Tel.: +98-2166937185, E-mail: [email protected].
Shiraz E-Medical Journal. 9(2): 97-104.
Article Type: Research Article; Received: Jul 28, 2007; Accepted: Jan 1, 2008; epub: Apr 1, 2008;

Abstract


Background: Citations are an important measure of the quality and content of scientific communica- tions. Since no study regarding the most cited surgical articles from Iran exists, this article aims to identi- fy these top cited articles.

Materials and Methods: The 50 most frequently cited articles in all fields of surgery originated from Iran were identified in database of Scopus in January 2007.

Results: The mean number of citations per article was 10. The most cited article received 54 citations, and the least cited article received 4. More than two-thirds of articles were published after 2000. Oph- thalmology and urology led the list of the surgical fields, each with 11 articles. A few articles in the field of general surgery were noted. There was not even an Iranian journal appeared on the list.

Conclusion: Conclusion: It can be concluded that although the number of citations of Iranian articles is far behind top-cited international articles, the current trend is promising.

Keywords: citation, surgery, Iran.