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Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research
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Doi : 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.01.016
Received : 13 December 2018 ;  accepted : 21 January 2019
The top 100 most-cited Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research articles

Roger Erivan a, , Guillaume Villatte a, Matthieu Ollivier b, c, Nicolas Reina d, Stéphane Descamps a, Stéphane Boisgard a
a CNRS, SIGMA Clermont, ICCF, université Clermont-Auvergne, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France 
b CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, Aix-Marseille université, 13288 Marseille cedex 09, France 
c Department of orthopedics and traumatology, institute for locomotion, Sainte-Marguerite hospital, 270, boulevard Sainte-Marguerite, BP 29, 13274 Marseille, France 
d Musculoskeletal institute, hôpital Pierre-Paul-Riquet, CHU Toulouse Purpan, 1, place Baylac, 31000 Toulouse, France 

Corresponding author. Orthopaedic and trauma surgery department, hôpital Gabriel-Montpied, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand, BP 69, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France.Orthopaedic and trauma surgery department, hôpital Gabriel-Montpied, CHU de Clermont-FerrandBP 69Clermont-Ferrand63003France

The French peer-reviewed journal Revue d’Orthopédie founded on 1st January 1890 extended its scope in 2009 by creating the English-language, online-only, indexed journal Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research (OTSR). Bibliometric data help authors and readers assess the citation potential of articles published in a given journal. We found no bibliometrics for the first 10years of OTSR. The objectives of this bibliometric study were to identify (i) the 100 most-cited OTSR articles and (ii) the specialties or article types most often involved in citations.


The Scopus database was used to determine the citation rates of the 2158 articles published in OTSR during the journal's first 10years. A bibliometric analysis was performed on the 100 most-cited articles.


Mean time since publication of the 100 most-cited articles was 6.60±1.66years (range: 2–10years) and mean number of citations per article was 49.59±24.16 (range: 30–169). Mean number of citations per year was 7.75±3.26 (range: 4–18.78) and mean number per author was 5.52±3.14 (range: 1–21). The first author was French in 89/100 cases. Of the 100 articles, 56 were based on a multi-centre study and 21 on an international study. Finally, 22/100 articles reported studies sponsored by a scientific society.


The 100 articles identified in this study deserve to be viewed as influential. The number of citations will continue to rise, thereby amplifying the impact of OTSR on worldwide research in orthopaedic surgery.

Level of evidence

IV, systematic retrospective analysis.

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Keywords : Surgical journal, Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research , Citations, Bibliometrics

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