The Top 100 Most-Cited Publications in Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis

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Background: Bibliometric analyses are used for interpreting the structural, social, and economical components of scientific data, mapping the information entailed. For these reasons, bibliometric analyses provide meaningful insight by collecting an entire overview of a field’s research output, deriving new ideas for future research, and identifying research gaps and trends over time.

Objective: This study aims to perform a bibliometric analysis to evaluate the dynamic trends and characteristics of the top 100 most-cited publications in Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS).

Methods: We searched the Web of Science Database, a selective reference and citation index of scholarly journals. All articles published up to March 7, 2023, were included in our return. Returned articles were screened, and data from the top 100 most-cited were extracted in a masked, duplicate fashion. The R and RStudio programs were applied to perform comprehensive mapping analyses of the included studies. The VOSViewer program was used to produce overlay maps for keyword analysis.

Results: The mean number of citations for the top 100 articles was 84.4, with the most cited article having 309 citations and the least cited article having 35 citations. Among our sample, observational studies were our most frequent study type, with 86 studies, and systematic reviews/meta-analyses were least frequent, with 2 studies. Leibovitch was found to have the most publications as a first author, with 8 studies, and Brodland had the highest number of total authorships in the sample, with 12 studies. The Journal of American Academy of Dermatology had the most publications in the sample, with 35. The year with the most activity was 2005, with 10 publications.

Conclusion: This study outlines the top 100 most-cited publications within the field of MMS and which study factors have provided us with the current state of MMS literature. Social and economic factors were identified to assist in the mapping of MMS research. We believe that the results of this study offer insight for future MMS research, particularly in terms of directing future research. Furthermore, we recommend future authors use our study as a guide for identifying areas of focus, and to improve the overall impact of their published work.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 16 Feb 2024
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Week 2024
- Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, United States
Duration: 13 Feb 202417 Feb 2024


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