Editorial. Evolving utility of bibliometric indices in pediatric neurosurgery

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In their paper “The 50 most cited publications in endoscopic third ventriculostomy: a bibliometric analysis,”6 Zagzoog and colleagues present a bibliometric study on endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and detail the 50 most cited references in the field. They identified 1200 articles about ETV published between 1966 and 2016 and reduced their number to 494 after manually discarding those papers not directly related to the procedure. The 50 most highly cited articles were identified, as were the top 20 articles with the highest citation rate per year. For each article, the total number of citations, citations per

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Correspondence Jeffrey P. Blount: jeffrey.blount@childrensal.org.

ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE DOI: 10.3171/2018.2.PEDS17354.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online October 19, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.6.PEDS18118.

Disclosures The author reports no conflict of interest.

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