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Table 3 The top 10 cited publications

From: Global research trends of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: a bibliometric analysis

SCRa Authors Title Year of publication Source title Cited by IFb
1st Zaki et al [5] Isolation of a novel coronavirus from a man with pneumonia in Saudi Arabia 2012 New England Journal of Medicine 645 55.873
2nd Assiri et al [40] Hospital outbreak of middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2013 New England Journal of Medicine 256 55.873
3rd van Boheemen et al [45] Genomic characterization of a newly discovered coronavirus associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in humans 2012 MBio 217 6.786
4th Raj et al [46] Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 is a functional receptor for the emerging human coronavirus-EMC 2012 Nature 216 41.456
5th Reusken et al [41] Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus neutralising serum antibodies in dromedary camels: A comparative serological study 2013 The Lancet Infectious Diseases 190 22.433
6th de Groot et al [18] Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Announcement of the coronavirus study group 2013 Journal of Virology 172 4.439
7th Assiri et al [2] Epidemiological, demographic, and clinical characteristics of 47 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease from Saudi Arabia: A descriptive study 2013 The Lancet Infectious Diseases 150 22.433
8th Bermingham et al [6] Severe respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, in a patient transferred to the United Kingdom from the Middle East, September 2012 2012 Eurosurveillance 148 5.722
9th Guery et al [42] Clinical features and viral diagnosis of two cases of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus: A report of nosocomial transmission 2013 The Lancet 139 45.217
10th Memish et al [43] Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Bats, Saudi Arabia 2013 Emerging Infectious Diseases 137 6.751
10th Memish et al [44] Family cluster of middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections 2013 New England Journal of Medicine 137 55.873
  1. SCR, Standard competition ranking; NA, Not available; IF, Impact factor
  2. a Equal articles have the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers
  3. b The impact factor was reported according to the journal citation reports (JCR) 2014