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Table 1 The 50 highest-cited articles in the field of pediatrics, their first author, journal, citation density, number of citations and study design

From: Research methodology used in the 50 most cited articles in the field of pediatrics: types of studies that become citation classics

Rank First author Journal Journal Impact Factor Citation density Number of citations Study design
1 Ogden CL. 2012 [17] JAMA 44.405 432.8 2164 cross-sectional
2 Ogden CL. 2010 [18] JAMA 44.405 264.1 1849 cross-sectional
3 Goodman R. 1997 [19] Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 6.226 220.2 4403 cross-sectional
4 Kaufman J. 1997 [20] Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 6.442 216.9 4338 case control study
5 Black RE. 2008 [21] Lancet 47.831 215.9 1943 literature review
6 Polanczyk G. 2007 [22] American Journal of Psychiatry 14.176 195.3 1953 systematic review
7 Barlow SE. 2007 [23] Pediatrics 5.705 190.1 1901 expert opinion and literature review
8 De Onis M. 2007 [24] Bulletin of the World Health Organization 4.939 184.9 1849 cross-sectional
9 Asher MI. 1995 [25] Lancet 47.831 184.7 2032 cross-sectional
10 Felitti VJ. 1998 [26] American Journal of Preventive Medicine 4.212 165.9 3152 cross-sectional
11 Spear LP. 2000 [27] Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 8.299 161.9 2752 literature review
12 Strong WB. 2005 [28] Journal of Pediatrics 3.874 155.9 1871 systematic review
13 Giedd JN. 1999 [29] Nature Neuroscience 17.830 145.6 2621 cross-sectional
14 Palisano R. 1997 [30] Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 3.116 138.3 2765 cross-sectional and literature review
15 Filmer D. 2001 [31] Demography 2.802 134.8 2157 cross-sectional
16 Hoffman JIE. 2002 [32] Journal of the American College of Cardiology 19.896 134.5 2018 expert opinion and literature review
17 Sallis JF. 2000 [33] Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 4.141 125.9 2140 literature review
18 Costello EJ. 2003 [34] Archives of General Psychiatry 14.48 (2014) 124.5 1743 longitudinal cohort study
19 Masten AS. 2001 [35] American Psychologist 6.681 121.8 1948 expert opinion and literature review
20 Beasley R. 1998 [36] Lancet 47.831 119.5 2271 cross-sectional
21 Resnick MD. 1997 [37] JAMA 44.405 115.3 2305 cross-sectional
22 Connor EM. 1994 [38] New England Journal of Medicine 72.406 115.1 2648 randomized controlled trial
23 Varni JW. 2001 [39] Medical Care 2.897 113.1 1809 cross-sectional
24 Martinez FD. 1995 [40] New England Journal of Medicine 72.406 111.4 2451 expert opinion and literature review
25 Shaffer D. 2000 [41] Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 6.442 111.4 1894 prospective cohort study
26 Brenner DJ. 2000 [42] American Journal of Roentgenology 2.778 102.9 1749 expert opinion and literature review
27 Montague CT. 1997 [43] Nature 40.137 96.8 1935 case report (two cases)
28 Saffran JR. 1996 [44] Science. 37.205 96.2 2012 cross-sectional
29 Crick NR. 1995 [45] Psychological Bulletin 16.793 96.0 2207 literature review
30 Jensen PS. 1999 [46] Archives of General Psychiatry 14.48 (2014) 95.7 1722 randomized controlled trial
31 Baroncohen S. 1985 [47] Cognition 3.414 91.9 2941 case control study
32 Asher MI. 1995 [48] European Respiratory Journal 10.569 91.1 2941 study protocol
33 Ames C. 1992 [49] Journal of Educational Psychology 3.459 89.6 2240 expert opinion (descriptive, qualitative)
34 Holmbeck GN. 1997 [50] Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 4.593 86.1 1722 expert opinion and literature review
35 Papile LA. 1978 [51] Journal of Pediatrics 3.874 84.0 3277 cross-sectional
36 Czeizel AE. 1992 [52] New England Journal of Medicine 72.406 82.9 2073 randomized controlled trial
37 Crick NR. 1995 [53] Child Development 4.195 82.3 1811 cross-sectional
38 Miller NJ. 1993 [54] Clinical Science 4.936 80.1 1923 cross-sectional
39 Wald N. 1991 [55] Lancet 47.831 77.8 2023 randomized controlled trial
40 Wimmer H. 1983 [56] Cognition 3.414 72.6 2470 cross-sectional
41 Barker DJP. 1989 [57] Lancet 47.831 65.0 1819 retrospective cohort study
42 Harter S. 1982 [58] Child Development 4.195 59.0 2065 cross-sectional
43 Mulliken JB. 1982 [59] Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 3.843 54.6 1910 cross-sectional
44 Shaffer D. 1983 [60] Archives of General Psychiatry 14.48 (za 2014) 53.5 1818 cross-sectional
45 Dubowitz LM. 1970 [61] Journal of Pediatrics 3.874 48.0 2255 cross-sectional
46 Jones KL. 1973 [62] Lancet 47.831 42.0 1849 case report (two cases)
47 Schwartz GJ. 1976 [63] Pediatrics 5.705 41.7 1708 cross-sectional
48 Liggins GC. 1972 [64] Pediatrics 5.705 41.2 1852 randomized controlled trial
49 Tanner JM. 1966 [65] Archives of Disease in Childhood. 3.265 33.6 1714 longitudinal cohort study
50 Tanner JM. 1966 [66] Archives of Disease in Childhood. 3.265 33.2 1691 longitudinal cohort study