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The 100 most cited articles in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
  1. Yifan Ren1,
  2. Hong Kuan Kok2,
  3. Kevin Zhou3,
  4. Julian Maingard1,4,5,
  5. Ronil V Chandra3,
  6. Michael J Lee6,
  7. Christen D Barras7,8,
  8. Mark Brooks1,9,
  9. Felipe C Albuquerque10,
  10. Robert W Tarr11,
  11. Joshua A Hirsch12,
  12. Hamed Asadi4,5,9
  1. 1 Interventional Radiology Service - Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Interventional Radiology Service, Norther Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Interventional Neuroradiology Service - Monash Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4 School of Medicine – Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Australia
  5. 5 Interventional Neuroradiology Service - Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  6. 6 Department of Interventional Radiology, Beaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  7. 7 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  8. 8 The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  9. 9 The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia
  10. 10 Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  11. 11 Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  12. 12 Interventional Neuroradiology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yifan Ren, Interventional Radiology Service - Department of Radiology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, VA 3084, Australia; rendaxing0{at}


Background The Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) published its first volume in 2009. Over the ensuing years, JNIS flourished and has published a considerable number of high-profile articles. Citation analysis is a method of quantifying various metrics related to scholarly publications.

Objective To apply citation analysis to the 100 most cited papers in the history of JNIS.

Methods The most cited articles in JNIS were identified by using the Web of Science database. The top 100 articles were ranked according to their number of citations. Further information was obtained for each article, including citations per year, year of publication, authorship, article topics, and article type and level of evidence.

Results The total number of citations for the 100 most cited articles in JNIS ranged from 18 to 132 (median 26.0). Most articles (75%) were published between 2012 and 2015 and originated in the USA (79%). Eighteen authors have contributed five or more articles to the top 100 list. The most common topics are related to acute ischemic stroke and cerebral aneurysm.

Conclusions This study highlights the influence of JNIS over its first decade by providing a comprehensive list of the 100 most cited articles and their authors as well as topics covered. This study also highlights the important factors driving the growth of JNIS.

  • intervention
  • stroke
  • aneurysm
  • angiography
  • history

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  • Contributors YR: design of the study, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, main author of the manuscript and final approval; HKK: important contribution to drafting and revision of the manuscript, final approval; KZ, JM: data acquisition, analysis and interpretation as well as final approval; RVC, MJL, CDB, MB, FCA, RWT: revision of the manuscript, final approval; JAH, HA:design of the study, revision of the manuscript, supervision and final approval.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.