Background Parkinson’s disease (PD), the second most common neurodegenerative disease, has serious clinical effects. Research on PD is increasing, but the quantity and quality of this research have not been reported. Methods To analyze the most-cited articles on PD and provide information about developments in this field, we searched for articles in the Web of Science for the keyword BParkinson*^ in the title. We selected the 100 most-cited articles and evaluated information including citation number, publication time, journal, impact factor, authors, original country, institution of corre- sponding author, and study type. Results Citation numbers for the 100 most-cited articles ranged from 669 to 6902, with a median of 944. The 100 articles were published from 1967 to 2009, with most appearing between 1996 and 2000 (n = 24) and 2001 to 2005 (n = 27). The publications appeared in a total of 31 journals, led by Science with 15 and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) with 13. The majority (84%) of the 100 most-cited articles had ≥ 3 authors. The articles originated from 14 countries, led by the USA (n =44) and England (n = 17). Among the 100 most-cited articles, 24 were clinical studies, 54 were
Neurological Sciences – Springer Journals
Published: May 28, 2018
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