Top 10: The Most Cited Scientific Sources in 2023

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2023 was a fruitful year for our users, who used our automatic citation service to cite a variety of sources on a daily basis. We analyzed which works were added to bibliographies most often, and compiled a rating of the top 10 most popular scientific articles and other sources for 2023 on Grafiati.

Top 10 Most Cited Scientific Journals of 2023


Journal Title

Publisher / Country



SSRN Electronic Journal

Social Science Research Network (The USA)

Social sciences, life and health sciences



Public Library of Science (The USA)



International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Public health, environment


The Lancet




Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (Brazil)

Medicine, public health


Research, Society and Development





Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Ecology, culture, economy, social sciences


Scientific Reports

Nature Publishing Group

Natural sciences


Frontiers in Psychology

Frontiers Media



The New England Journal of Medicine

Massachusetts Medical Society (The USA)


This year continues the trend of last year, where the most cited scientific journals mostly had a medical focus. 5 of the 10 most cited journals this year are devoted to the topic of medicine and health.

Many magazine titles entered the list for the second time, but some – SSRN Electronic JournalSustainability and The New England Journal of Medicine – became more popular with our users compared to the previous year.

Top 10 Most Cited Scientific Articles of 2023

After reviewing the journals, let's move on to the specific articles that received the most citations this year.

1. Thévenaz, Pierre. "O que é a fenomenologia? A fenomenologia de Merleau-Ponty (1952)." Revista do NUFEN 9, no. 2 (2017): 169–76.

2. Schulz, Pierre. "Biological Clocks and the Practice of Psychiatry." Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience 9, no. 3 (2007): 237–55.

3. Hytowitz, Allan N. "Review of Using the Dyop Optotype for Acuity and Refractions." Journal of Optometry 16, no. 4 (2023): 317–18.

4. Sanz Espinar, Gemma. "Hacia un nuevo MCER. Objetivo: mediación." Çédille, no. 22 (2022): 513–19.

5. Simões, Greice Dotto, Cainá Corrêa do Amaral, Camila Perelló Ferrúa, Amanda de Lima Aldrighi, Karoline Brizola de Souza, Geovanna Peter Corrêa, Roberta Giorgi, and Fernanda Nedel. "Kombucha Application in Health: Systematic Review." Acta Scientifci Nutritional Health 6, no. 8 (August 2022): 31–41.

6. Rochman, Fathur, Ririk Kartika Sulistyaningsih, and Gussasta Levi Arnenda. "CPUE Standardization of Catch Per Unit of Effort (CPUE) of Albacore (Thunnus Alalunga) Caught From Longline Fishery in the Eastern Indian Ocean." Journal of Fisheries and Marine Research 5, no. 1 (2021): 125–37.

7. Oliveira Júnior, José Oswaldo de. "SBED and the 2022 Lima Declaration: Guarantee of Care for Children and Adolescents in Pain and Their Families." Brazilian Journal of Pain 5, no. 3 (2022): 193–94.

8. Mehta, Anita, Isham Mittal, and Anushka Kakkar. "Artificial Intelligence in Dental Medicine." Acta Scientific Dental Scienecs 6, no. 2 (February 2022): 57–59.

9. Ejsmont, Wiktor. "Free Meixner Distributions." Didactics of Mathematics 13, no. 17 (2016): 13–16.

10. Newton, John Z. "Musical Creativity and Mindfulness Meditation: Can the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation Enhance Perceived Musical Creativity?" International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 34, no. 1-2 (2015): 172–86.

The most cited article this year was O que é a fenomenologia? A fenomenologia de Merleau-Ponty (1952), which was the leader of the rating last year as well. Articles Biological Clocks and the Practice of PsychiatryArtificial Intelligence in Dental Medicine and Free Meixner Distributions also maintained their popularity among Grafiati users and were included in both this year's and last year's ranking of articles.

Among the ten articles, four specifically center around medical themes, reflecting a prevailing trend observed in journals. The remaining six articles exhibit a diverse range, delving into topics ranging from musical creativity to fishing efficiency. This diversity is particularly exciting for us, as it underscores our commitment to offering bibliography tools that cater to scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Top 10 Non-Article Sources

Although scientific journals and articles are the most popular type of source for Grafiati users (and perhaps for scientists in general), we would like to list separately the most cited publications of other types – books, dissertations, conference papers, etc.

1. Pedersen, Torben. "HTTPS, Secure HTTPS." In Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security, edited by Henk C. A. van 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. Alexander, Charles K., and Matthew N. O. Sadiku. Fundamentos de circuitos eléctricos. 5th ed. México: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 2013.

5. 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.

6. Chang, Raymond. Química. Translated by María del Carmen Ramírez Medeles and Rosa Zugazagoltía Herranz. 7th ed. México: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

7. Tortora, Gerard J., and Bryan H. Derrickson. Principios de anatomia y fisiologia. 11th ed. México: Editorial Medica Panamericana, 2006.

8. 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, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2011.

9. 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.

10. Cengel, Yunus. Termodinamica. McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Here, too, there is some similarity with last year's results, but new sources are also emerging, such as Ziad Lattouf's dissertation and Yunus Cengel's book.

The most cited conference paper is:

Badriyah, Lailatul, Dewi Nawank Sary, Syauqy Thoriq Ahmad, Sihombing Ricoh Darisman, Mustikarini Eries Dyah, Prayoga Gigih Ibnu, Santi Ratna, and Waluyo Budi. "Phenological Characteristics, Distinctness, Uniformity, and Morphological Stability of Potential Genotypes of Upland Rice." In 1st International Conference of Biology for Student, 100–111. NST Proceedings, 2022.

We congratulate the authors whose scientific works have proven their relevance this year, and wish them to be popular among our users in the future!

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