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Bibliometrics — The University Post has extracted the most cited articles by scientists associated with Danish universities from a key citation database, and covering the years 2012-2021.
At the end of 2021 we extracted a top 1o all-time list of most cited articles from scientists affiliated with Danish universities.
It is time to take another dip into the numbers. This time, however, we look at articles that have a more recent citation impact.
The list below shows the most cited articles over the last 10 years (2012-2021), by scientists who at the time of publishing were associated with a Danish university. The list has been extracted from the Scopus database on 12 December 2022.
Using citation databases as a measure of the ‘impact’ of a scientific paper is problematic for a number of reasons.
What did we do
Our list extracted data from the Scopus database’s analytical tool SciVal.
We filtered for ‘Publications in Denmark‘ in the date range ‘2012 to 2021‘ using the ASJC (All Science Journal Classification scheme) in ‘all subject areas‘. Our list includes ‘All publication types‘.
Thanks to Thea Marie Drachen, research librarian at the Library of the University of Southern Denmark, for her assistance in navigating SciVal.
High citation numbers tend to go to disciplines with traditions for producing articles with multiple co-authorships, like in the natural sciences. Disciplines with traditions for single-author works, and book-length studies and monographs — like in the social sciences and humanities — tend to have lower citation numbers.
A citation is normally, but not necessarily, good. It might be a negative citation disproving the claims of an article.
Also, the humanities and social sciences are simply not covered adequately by the databases. A 2018 analysis by Scopus showed wide discrepancies between the coverage of the different disciplines. According to Scopus’ own numbers, 80.17 per cent of articles within the field of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology are covered in the database, but only a miniscule 20.75 per cent of the Art and Humanities corpus are covered.
But a top list can help to highlight topics of research with international impact within institutions that otherwise remain unrecognized by the general public and that go unreported in the media.
So this is why we have chosen to release a ranked list of cited publications from Danish universities anyway. It is limited, it is skewed, and should be taken with a pinch of salt. That said – here it is.
Article title and link: Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Gøtzsche, Peter C. Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen Year of publication: 2015 Journal: Systematic Reviews Number of citations: 11,489
Article title and link: Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Truelsen, Thomas Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Department of Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev Year of publication: 2012 Journal: The LancetNumber of citations: 9,745
Article title and link: The PRISMA 2020 statement: An updated guideline for reporting systematic reviews Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Hróbjartsson, Asbjørn Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) and Cochrane Denmark, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense Year of publication: 2021 Journal: The BMJNumber of citations: 8,808
Article title and link: 2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failureDanish-affiliated co-author/s: Wiggers, Henrik Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Danish Society of Cardiology Year of publication: 2016 Journal: European Heart Journal Number of citations: 8,544
Article title and link: A global reference for human genetic variation Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Wang, Jun; Jespersen, Jakob Berg Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark Year of publication: 2015 Journal: Nature Number of citations: 8,135
Article title and link: lmerTest Package: Tests in Linear Mixed Effects Models Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Kuznetsova, Alexandra; Brockhoff, Per B.; Christensen, Rune H. B. Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: All Technical University of Denmark Year of publication: 2017 Journal: Journal of Statistical Software Number of citations: 7,725
Article title and link: Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Boelaert N. Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Year of publication: 2012 Journal: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics Number of citations: 7,369
Article title and link: STRING v11: Protein-protein association networks with increased coverage, supporting functional discovery in genome-wide experimental datasets Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Junge, A.| Doncheva, N.T.| Jensen, L.J. Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen Year of publication: 2015 Journal: Nucleic Acids Research Number of citations: 7,043
Article title and link: Tissue-based map of the human proteome Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Uhlén, Mathias Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark Year of publication: 2015 Journal: Science Number of citations: 6,951
Article title and link: Review of particle physics Danish-affiliated co-author/s: Sarkar S. Affiliation of author/co-author at time of publication: Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Year of publication: 2014 Journal: Chinese Physics C Number of citations: 6,738