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Original Article
Top 100 Cited Classic Articles in Breast Cancer Research
1 Department of General Surgery, Sanko University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Eur J Breast Health 2017; 13: 129-137
DOI: 10.5152/ejbh.2017.3480
Key Words: Breast cancer, citation, research

Objective: This study aimed to analyze 100 most cited articles in breast cancer research.


Materials and Methods: The data in this study were obtained by a search conducted on the Web of Science (WOS). In brief, the term “breast cancer” was typed in the search box of WOS basic research including all the years and the data. The analysis was carried out by compiling the top 100 cited articles in the shortlist as sorted by the journals, categories of the studies, the countries, the centers, the authors and the publication date. No statistical methods were used in the study. All data were reported as percentages, numbers and bar charts on tables.


Results: Our findings showed that the most frequently cited article received 7609 citations to date. Most articles were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 81% of the studies originated from the USA. The National Institutes of Health (NIH USA) was ranked the first with 21% and it was followed by Harvard University in terms of number of published articles.  42% of the articles were published under the category of medicine and general internal medicine.


Conclusion: Top 100 most cited articles originated from the United States. The highest number of articles among the top 100 articles were published in New England Journal of Medicine and National Institutes of Health NIH USA was the leading institutes published the most articles.


Cite this article as: Uysal E. Top 100 Cited Classic Articles in Breast Cancer Research. Eur J Breast Health 2017; 14: 129-137.

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