Top 100 Most Cited Articles in Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis

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Journal Article

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Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]




BACKGROUND: Bibliometric analysis is a scientific method that can derive insights into major publications' trends within a field. Currently, no bibliometric study has been conducted for Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). OBJECTIVE: To characterize the most frequently cited articles in MMS. METHODS: Web of Science was used to identify the 100 most cited publications on MMS between 1970 and 2022. Articles were analyzed by title, authorship, institution, journal, year, citation frequency, originating country, funding, citation index, Altmetric score, impact factor, Eigenfactor score, and article influence score. RESULTS: Since January 2023, the top 100 articles had 9,096 total citations, ranging from 47 to 304. The top cited publication was "Mohs surgery is the treatment of choice for recurrent (previously treated) basal-cell carcinoma" in 1989. The top contributing organization was Harvard University (17%) and top contributing authors were Brodland, DJ (12%) and Zitelli, JA (11%). The year 2005 accounted for most of the articles (12%). Most articles were from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (32%) and Dermatologic Surgery (27%). The United States contributed to 76% of the top articles. CONCLUSION: This bibliometric analysis offers researchers a detailed overview of important MMS publications and provides useful data into current findings steering MMS research and practice.


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