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Antibiotics: A Bibliometric Analysis of Top 100 Classics

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Paediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Paedodontics Department, Rashid Latif Dental College, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
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Oral Medicine Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Conservative Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Orthodontic Department, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka 72721, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Dental Public Health Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu 16150, Malaysia
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King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Enzymoics, 7 Peterlee Place, Hebersham, NSW 2770, Australia
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Novel Global Community Educational Foundation, Hebersham, NSW 2770, Australia
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Antibiotics 2020, 9(5), 219; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9050219
Received: 15 April 2020 / Revised: 22 April 2020 / Accepted: 23 April 2020 / Published: 29 April 2020
Citation frequencies represent the most significant contributions in any respective field. This bibliometric analysis aimed to identify and analyze the 100 most-cited publications in the field of antibiotics and to highlight the trends of research in this field. “All databases” of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science was used to identify and analyze the 100 publications. The articles were then cross-matched with Scopus and Google Scholar. The frequency of citation ranged from 940 to 11,051 for the Web of Science, 1053 to 10,740 for Scopus, and 1162 to 20,041 for Google Scholar. A total of 513 authors made contributions to the ranked list, and Robert E.W. Hancock contributed in six articles, which made it to the ranked list. Sixty-six scientific contributions originated from the United States of America. Five publications were linked to the University of Manitoba, Canada, that was identified as the educational organization, made the most contributions (n = 5). According to the methodological design, 26 of the most cited works were review-type closely followed by 23 expert opinions/perspectives. Eight articles were published in Nature journal, making it the journal with the most scientific contribution in this field. Correlation analysis between the publication age and citation frequency was found statistically significant (p = 0.012). View Full-Text
Keywords: citation classics; top-cited articles; antibiotics; bibliometric analysis; antibacterial; antimicrobials citation classics; top-cited articles; antibiotics; bibliometric analysis; antibacterial; antimicrobials
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Arshad, A.I.; Ahmad, P.; Karobari, M.I.; Asif, J.A.; Alam, M.K.; Mahmood, Z.; Abd Rahman, N.; Mamat, N.; Kamal, M.A. Antibiotics: A Bibliometric Analysis of Top 100 Classics. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 219.

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