ISSN 2149-3235 | E-ISSN 2149-3057
Original Article
The top 100 cited articles on urological emergencies: A bibliometric analysis
1 Department of Urology, Sanko University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
2 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
Turk J Urol 2018; 44: 239-250
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2017.82609
Key Words: Analysis; bibliometrics; emergency; urology.

Objective: In this study, we bibliometrically evaluated the top 100 cited articles on urological emergencies published since 1975 with a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective.


Material and methods: We obtained the data for this study from the Thomson Reuters Web of Science and PubMed. We determined 360 articles which were related directly or indirectly to urological emergencies between 1975 and 2017 and analyzed retrospectively the top 100 cited articles among these.


Results: The mean citation impact factor of the top 100 cited articles was 25.8±50.1 (range: 4-467) between 1991 and 2014. We determined that classical articles were cited for 2588 times and the total number of self-citations was 23 (0.8%). Highest publication rate per year was in 2006 (n=9). Among the institutions which published ≥2 articles per year University of Texas led the way with 5 articles. The top 100 articles came from 27 countries and 58% of these are from the USA (n=29), the United Kingdom (n=23) and Germany (n=6). For the top 3 journals of the 33 of top 100 articles most frequently cited were published in journals with an impact factor ≥2 namely, Journal of Urology (n=15), British Journal of Urology International (n=13) and Urology (n=5) respectively. The most frequently cited main topics were penile emergencies with 22 articles and acute scrotal problems with 15 articles. Most of the classical articles on urological emergencies were based on clinical researches (n=95) and also we found that the average level of evidence for the top 100 cited articles was 4.16 (range: 1-5). Mostly preferred publishing language was English among this scientific papers (n=90).


Conclusion: Although not considered as a completely unbiased and adequate criterion for scientific evaluations, analysis of the top 100 cited articles provides us with important current data on urological emergencies.


Cite this article as: Kazımoğlu H, Dokur M. The top 100 cited articles on urological emergencies: A bibliometric analysis. Turk J Urol 2018; 44(3): 239-50.

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