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The Most Cited Works in Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: Bibliometric analysis of 50 most cited articles and trend in citation classics

Taiwo Akhigbe, Sharib Khan, Ihab Hraishawi, Ming Chang, Azab Mohammed, Aisyah Zubaidi, Jameel Meer.

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The number of times that a published article is cited is one indicator of its scientific impact. There is an abundance of articles published on transanal endoscopic microsurgery [TEMs]. Bibliometric analyses are useful in determining most impactful studies within this field. The aim of this study is evaluate most cited works in transanal endoscopic microsurgery using bibliometric analysis.
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery specific search using Harzing publish or Perish publicly assessable software that indexes citations from Google scholar was performed in October 2017. Full length articles 50 most sited articles were reviewed based on the aim of this study.
After detailed search 980 articles with a total number of 49543 citations over 43year period were obtained. Further analysis performed to obtain 50 most cited works with total of 6728. The top 10 most cited article obtained further. The top 50 papers included were sited on average of 320 times per year ranged 78 to 292. Publication date ranged from 1992 to 2013. Eleven of the 50 articles were from Germany, 10 from United States of America, over 20 from Europe. The journal publishing the highest number of the top 50 highly cited articles was Diseases of Colon & Rectum Journal of with 15 publications. The most corresponding authors were from colorectal specialty
This current report provides the most up-to-date analysis of the most influential works in transanal endoscopic microsurgery research describing the trend of most cited works with its comprehensive list. None of the article meant the citation classics criterion.

Key words: Transanal endoscopic micrisurgery; bibliometric analysis; citation classic

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