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Journal of Osteoporosis
Volume 2015, Article ID 638934, 12 pages
Review Article

The Most Cited Papers in Osteoporosis and Related Research

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
2Department of Orthopaedics, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Received 29 September 2014; Accepted 4 December 2014

Academic Editor: Manuel Diaz Curiel

Copyright © 2015 Lukas A. Holzer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Osteoporosis is a systemic disease of the bone that affects millions of people and causes burden for both the affected individual and health systems and societies worldwide. Since the 1970s much research has been done in the field of osteoporosis. The number of citations of a paper reflects its influence and importance to the field. Thomson ISI Web of Science database was searched to retrieve a list of the fifty most cited articles related to osteoporosis and its research. The fifty most cited articles in absolute numbers in the field of osteoporosis were cited from 877 to 3056 times (mean ). Most papers were published in the basic science category . 395 authors contributed; a single paper had between one and 62 authors (mean: authors). 12 authors (3.04%) contributed between 7 and 4 papers; 340 authors (86.1%) were at least named once. Corresponding authors were from eight countries with most contributions from the United States (, 68%). The majority of papers were published in the 1990s . The list of 50 most cited papers presents citation classics in the field of osteoporosis and related research.