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A bibliometric analysis of highly cited publications in Web of Science category of emergency medicine

  • Yuh-Shan Ho1

1Trend Research Centre, Asia University, No. 500, Lioufeng Road, Wufeng, 41354 Taichung, Taiwan

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0091 Vol.17,Issue 1,January 2021 pp.11-19

Published: 08 January 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Yuh-Shan Ho E-mail:


The highly cited publications in the Web of Science category of emergency medicine were identified and analysed. Articles that have been cited 100 or more times from Web of Science Core Collection since publication year to the end of 2019 were assessed regarding their distribution in indexed journals. Six publication indicators were applied to compare the publication performance of countries and institutes. The Y-index was applied to assess publication quantity and the characteristics of contribution to highly cited authors. Words used in the highly cited articles were analysed. Citation histories of the most frequently cited articles and the most impact articles were also compared. Results showed that the USA ranked top in the six publication indicators. The University of California Davis in the USA was the most independent institute.


Highly cited publications; Emergency medicine; Bibliometric; Web of Science Core Collection; TCyear; Cyear; CPPyear

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