Highly Cited Articles in the Field of Dna Barcode: A Bibliometric Analysis

Fugang Ren1, Jing Huang2 & Yongqing Yang3*

1College of Medical Technology, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 611137, China
2Department of Vocal Performance, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu 610021, China
3College of Life Science, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 401331, China

Dr. Yongqing Yang, College of Life Science, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 401331, China.

Keywords: Citation Analysis; DNA Barcode; Y-Index


Identification of species by short orthologous DNA sequences was known as DNA barcodes. In this study, identification and analysis were performed to get the properties of the top–cited articles in the field of DNA barcodes based on the Science Citation Index Expanded. The parameters include journals, publication years, Web of Science categories, authors, institutions, countries, and citation life cycle curve. Y-index is applied to evaluate the publication properties of authors of topcited articles. As for the citations, citations in 2018, total citations, and citations in the publication year were concerned to analyze the top-cited articles in DNA barcodes. The top three journals were Molecular Ecology Resources, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Plos One. The three most active authors in DNA barcode research were P.D.N. Hebert, M. Hajibabaei, and M.A. Smith. University of Guelph of Canada was the most productive institution in DNA barcode research.

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