Top 10 most cited papers in 2022 (global ranking)

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Summarising the results of the year 2022, we would like to present our ranking of the most cited papers. It includes the scientific works that were cited most frequently by the users of the online bibliographic service Grafiati.

We have analysed the whole array of the millions of sources in our catalogues and have compiled the rankings of the most cited journal articles and other scholarly works, as well as of the most cited journals and science sectors.

Let’s proceed to the results.

Top 10 most cited articles in 2022

In 2022, the following articles from scholarly journals were cited most often:

  1. Thévenaz, Pierre. "O que é a fenomenologia? a fenomenologia de Merleau-Ponty (1952)." Translated by José Olinda Revista do Nufen 9, no. 2 (May–August 2017): 169–76.
  2. Schulz, Pierre. "Biological Clocks and the Practice of Psychiatry." Chronobiology in Psychiatry 9, no. 3 (September 2007): 237–55.
  3. Safarzadeh, M. Sadegh, Michael S. Moats, and Jan D. Miller. "Erratum to “Acid Bake-Leach Process for the Treatment of Enargite Concentrates”, Hydrometallurgy 119–120 (2012), Pp. 30–39" Hydrometallurgy 139 (July 2013): 100.
  4. Mehta, Anita, Isham Mittal, and Anushka Kakkar. "Artificial Intelligence in Dental Medicine." Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6, no. 2 (February 1, 2022): 57–59.
  5. Ejsmont, Wiktor. "Free Meixner Distributions." Didactics of Mathematics 13, no. 17 (2016): 13–16.
  6. Pérez Zapata, Beatriz. "“I Am the Sole Author”: Inauthenticity and Intertextuality in Zadie Smith’s NW."  Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies 42, no. 2 (December 23, 2020): 180–96.
  7. Pendrill, L. R., A. Allard, N. Fischer, P. M. Harris, J. Nguyen, and I. M. Smith. "Software to Maximize End-User Uptake of Conformity Assessment With Measurement Uncertainty, Including Bivariate Cases. The European EMPIR CASoft Project." NCSL International Measure 13, no. 1 (February 2021): 58–69.
  8. Kinkpe, C. V. A., M. M. Niane, A. B. Gueye, L. Lamah, M. M. Traore, G. F. Ndoye, N. F. Coulibaly, and A. N. Diop. "A Case of Pott’s Disease Under the Occipital Area." Journal of Orthopedics & Bone Disorders 1, no. 7 (2017): 000139.
  9. "Kuo PJ, Lee CL, Wang JH, Hsieh SY, Huang SC, Lam CF. Inhalation of Volatile Anesthetics via a Laryngeal Mask Is Associated With Lower Incidence of Intraoperative Awareness in Non‐Critically Ill Patients. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0186337. Https://doi. Org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186337." Evidence appraisal.AORN Journal 109, no. 2 (January 29, 2019): 256–61.
  10. Selvamuthu Kumaran, K., and S. Balaji. "Post Traumatic Hydrocephalus in Severe Head Injury - Risk Factors." Acta Scientific Neurology 5, no. 8 (August 1, 2022): 03–09.

Key facts:

  • The first place in our ranking belongs of the most cited journal articles belongs to the work by French philosopher Pierre Thévenaz translated into Portuguese by José Olinda Braga in 2017.
  • The third most cited article is an erratum bringing corrections to a previously published paper.
  • 5 out of the 10 top cited articles of 2022 belong to the sector of medicine, and 2 more – to the humanities.
  • A half of the top 10 articles were published in 2020–2022; the oldest article in this list was published in 2007.

What sectors are being cited most often?

Most often, the users of Grafiati are citing works containing the following keywords:

Most cited science sectors of 2022

As can be seen from the image, the most cited works of 2022 came from the field of medicine, including psychology and psychiatry, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, etc. Other popular sectors of science are history, education, marketing, management, law, biochemistry, microbiology, etc.

Top 10 most cited scholarly journals of 2022

In 2022, the users of Grafiati cited most often academic papers published in the following journals:

Position Journal title Country Focus
1 PLOS One United States Multidisciplinary
2 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Switzerland Environment, public health
3 Scientific Reports United Kingdom Multidisciplinary
4 The Lancet United Kingdom Medicine
5 Frontiers in Psychology Switzerland Psychology
6 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States Physics, social and biological sciences
7 Research, Society and Development Brazil Multidisciplinary
8 Ciência & Saúde Coletiva Brazil Public health
9 New England Journal of Medicine United States Medicine
10 Nature United Kingdom Multidisciplinary

As can be seen from the table, journals holding the leading positions in the ranking of the most cited periodical publications of 2022 on Grafiati have a multidisciplinary focus. Other popular journals specialise in medicine and public health. Also, it is important to note that 6 positions in the top 10 belong to journals published in the United States and the United Kingdom (3 journals each), and the other 4 belong to Switzerland and Brazil (2 journals each).

Top 10 most cited scientific works (excluding journal articles)

Articles in scholarly journals are the most popular source type among the researchers, as such works undergo the peer review process and have a high degree of academic credibility. However, scientists are also citing other types of publications, and here are the top 10 works by number of citations in 2022:

  1. Pedersen, Torben. "HTTPS, Secure HTTPS." In Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security, edited by Henk C. A. Tilborg, 268–69. New York, NY: Springer, 2005.
  2. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2013.
  3. Hernández Sampieri, Roberto, Carlos Fernández Collado, and Pilar Baptista Lucio. Metodología de la investigación. 3rd ed. México: McGraw Hill, 2004.
  4. Brown, Theodore L., H. Eugene LeMay Jr., Bruce E. Bursten, Catherine J. Murphy, and Patrick M. Woodward. Química: La ciencia central. Translated by Ana Elizabeth García Hernández. 12th ed. México: Pearson Educación, 2014.
  5. Frei, Jiří, ed. Cesta poznávání a vzdělávání v ošetřovatelství XI. a jarní/podzimní konference ČAS Region plzeňský "NURSING NOW". Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Fakulta zdravotnických studií, Katedra ošetřovatelství a porodní asistence, 2020.
  6. Tortora, Gerard J., and Bryan H. Derrickson. Principios de anatomía y fisiología. 11th ed. México: Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2006.
  7. Kasper, D. L., A. S. Fauci, S. L. Hauser, D. L. Longo, J. Jameson, and J. Loscalzo. Harrison principios de medicina interna. 19th ed. Madrid: McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España, 2016.
  8. Associação Americana de Psiquiatria. Manual Diagnóstico e Estatístico de Transtornos Mentais: DSM-IV-TR. Translated by Claudia Dornelles. 4th ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 1995.
  9. Alexander, Charles K., and Matthew N. O. Sadiku. Fundamentos de circuitos eléctricos. 5th ed. México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 2013.
  10. Chang, Raymond. Química. Translated by María del Carmen Ramírez Medeles and Rosa Zugazagoltía Herranz. 7th ed. México: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Key facts:

  • The most cited scientific work of 2022 (excluding journal articles) is an encyclopedia entry, another source from the top 10 is a collection of conference proceedings, while the other works in the ranking are books.
  • 6 out of the 10 most cited works are in the Spanish language, 2 are in English, and the Portuguese and Czech languages account for 1 work each.
  • The 5th position by number of citations belongs to the collection of published proceedings of the conference Cesta poznávání a vzdělávání v ošetřovatelství XI held in the Czech Republic in 2020.
  • 2 positions in the top 10 belong to the DSM manual published by the American Psychiatric Association, namely its 5th English-language and 4th Portuguese-language editions.

The most cited dissertations/theses are the following (note that the top 3 dissertations include works in English, Spanish, and French):

  1. Caputo, Mário Vicente. "Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Paleoclimatology and Paleogeography of Northern Basins of Brazil." PhD diss., University of California, 1984.
  2. Fernández Marrero, Ana. "La expansión del español en el mundo: La prensa española en Australia. (La influencia del inglés en los periódicos hispánicos)." Tesis doctoral, Universidad de La Laguna, 2005.
  3. Lattouf, Ziad. « La mise en oeuvre de l'accord d'association en Algérie - Union européenne dans les perspectives du respect des droits de l'homme ». Thèse de doctorat, École doctorale de droit, 2011.

The most cited conference paper is:

Powęska, Halina. "Absorption of 2007–2013 EU Funding for Utilization of Natural Assets in Rural Areas in Poland." In Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific Conference Rural Development 2015: Towards the Transfer of Knowledge, Innovations and Social Progress, edited by Asta Raupelienė. Akademija: Aleksandras Stulginskis University, 2015.

Citing papers in 2023

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