| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 703--721
Highest cited papers published in Neurology India: An analysis for the years 1993–2014
Paritosh Pandey1, V Subeikshanan2, Venkatesh S Madhugiri3
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 MBBS Student, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Context: The highest cited papers published in a journal provide a snapshot of the clinical practice and research in that specialty and/or region.
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the highest cited papers published in Neurology India and analyze their attributes.
Setting and Design: This study was a citation analysis of all papers published in Neurology India since online archiving commenced in 1993.
Methods: All papers published in Neurology India between the years 1993-2014 were listed. The number of times each paper had been cited up till the time of performing this study was determined by performing a Google Scholar search. Published papers were then ranked on the basis of total times cited since publication and the annual citation rate.
Statistical Techniques: Simple counts and percentages were used to report most results. The mean citations received by papers in various categories were compared using the Student's t-test or a one-way analysis of variance, as appropriate. All analyses were carried out on SAS University Edition (SAS/STAT®, SAS Institute Inc, NC, USA) and graphs were generated on MS Excel 2016.
Results: The top papers on the total citations and annual citation rate rank lists pertained to basic neuroscience research. The highest cited paper overall had received 139 citations. About a quarter of the papers published had never been cited at all. The major themes represented were vascular diseases and infections.
Conclusions: The highest cited papers reflect the diseases that are of major concern in India. Certain domains such as trauma, allied neurosciences, and basic neuroscience research were underrepresented.
Dr. Venkatesh S Madhugiri
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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