A bibliometric analysis of top-cited journal articles in interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome.

To identify and compare the top-cited articles from all indexed journals and urology-nephrology and obstetrics-gynecology journals in the Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science's Citation Index Expanded on interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS).

Cross-sectional bibliometric analysis of top-cited articles in Web of ScienceTM (WoS) from 1900-2022. The articles were retrieved by the MeSH terms from NCBI. The characteristics of top 100 cited articles from all indexed journals and specialized journals were evaluated.

A total of 5547 articles were collected from 1115 journals, in which 3225 articles were from 141 urological and gynecological specialized journals. The USA and the UK were the top two origins for articles on interstitial cystitis. The articles from non-specialized journals were more frequently cited than those from specialized journals (median [IQR], 221.5 [189.8-313.5] vs 131.0 [126.0-142.8], P < 0.0001). The citation number per year showed similar results (median [IQR], 239.9 [194.5-311.8] vs 132.0 [126.7-140.5], P < 0.0001). There were many more open-access articles in non-specialized than specialized journals (P = 0.0018).

The current study initially queried the articles published on WoS on IC/BPS by the number of citations to identify the differences between two journal categories. The characteristics and trends of research were analyzed by citations to provide insights into the current research status and future direction.

International urogynecology journal. 2022 Jul 26 [Epub ahead of print]

Xing-Peng Di, Liao Peng, Li-Yuan Xiang, Meng-Hua Wang, Jie Zhang, De-Yi Luo

Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China., Department of Urology, Institute of Urology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China. .

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