Research Article  |   October 2017
Highly Cited Occupational Therapy Articles in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index: A Bibliometric Analysis
Author Affiliations
  • Ted Brown, PhD, MSc, MPA, BScOT (Hons), OT(C), OTR, MRCOT, FOTARA, is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University—Peninsula Campus, Frankston, Victoria, Australia; ted.brown@monash.edu
  • Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, MA, PBOT, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor, Programs in Occupational Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Yuh-Shan Ho, PhD, MPhil, BSc, is Director, Trend Research Centre, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kenneth N. K. Fong, PhD, MScHS(OT), PgD(Biomech), BScHS, PD(OT), OTR, is Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon
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Research Article   |   October 2017
Highly Cited Occupational Therapy Articles in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index: A Bibliometric Analysis
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 2017, Vol. 71, 7106300010p1-7106300010p11. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.023747
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 2017, Vol. 71, 7106300010p1-7106300010p11. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.023747
Abstract

OBJECTIVE. A bibliometric analysis was completed of highly cited occupational therapy literature and authors published from 1991 to 2014 and accessible in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI–Expanded) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) databases.

METHOD. Data were obtained from the SCI–Expanded and SSCI. Articles referenced >100 times were categorized as highly cited articles (HCA).

RESULTS. Of 6,486 articles found, 31 were categorized as HCA. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published the largest number of HCA (n = 8; 26%). The 31 HCA were distributed across seven countries: United States (20 articles), Canada (3), United Kingdom (3), Australia (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), and Sweden (1). The three authors with the highest Y-index were S. J. Page, F. Clark, and W. Dunn.

CONCLUSION. A latency period of 4 to 5 yr post-publication appears to be needed for a journal article to gain citations.