A bibliometric analysis of the most cited articles about squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, lips, and oropharynx.

Affiliation

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Periodontics, School of Dentistry, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

OBJECTIVE : To identify the top cited articles about squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, lips, and oropharynx.
METHODS : The Web of Science database was searched for the 100 most cited articles using the algorithm "Oral cancer" OR "Mouth cancer" OR "Oral squamous cell carcinoma" OR "oropharyngeal carcinoma" OR "oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma" OR "lip cancer" OR "lip squamous cell carcinoma." The search was conducted independently by 2 researchers, and the characteristics of the most cited articles were analyzed.
RESULTS : The most cited articles received a combined total of 38,215 citations. Citation rates ranged from 191 to 2062. The earliest article was published in 1984 and the latest in 2013, but most articles (n = 69) were published in the period between 2000-2010. Articles were published in 46 different journals and were cited on average 33.2 times per year. Articles were originated from 19 different countries, but there was a predominance of articles from United States. Narrative reviews and experimental studies were the most common types among the 100 most cited articles.
CONCLUSIONS : Etiology and risk factors were the most commonly represented topic in the list of the 100 most cited articles. Narrative reviews and experimental studies are the most common types of studies among the top cited articles.

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