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Table 4 The 20 most frequently cited articles during 1943–2016

From: Global research trends in West Nile virus from 1943 to 2016: a bibliometric analysis

SCR Authors Title Year of publication Source title Cited by IFa Study design
1st Lanciotti et al. [50] Origin of the West Nile virus responsible for an outbreak of encephalitis in the Northeastern United States 1999 Science 1055 34.611 Laboratory-based research
2nd Nash et al. [9] The outbreak of West Nile virus infection in the New York City area in 1999 2001 New England Journal of Medicine 789 59.558 A retrospective study
3rd Mackenzie et al. [51] Emerging flaviviruses: The spread and resurgence of japanese encephalitis, west nile and dengue viruses 2004 Nature Medicine 731 30.357 Review
4th Lanciotti et al. [49] Rapid detection of West Nile virus from human clinical specimens, field-collected mosquitoes, and avian samples by a TaqMan reverse transcriptase-PCR assay 2000 Journal of Clinical Microbiology 711 3.631 Laboratory-based research
5th Wang et al. [59] Toll-like receptor 3 mediates West Nile virus entry into the brain causing lethal encephalitis 2004 Nature Medicine 691 30.357 Laboratory-based research
6th Komar et al. [48] Experimental infection of North American birds with the New York 1999 strain of West Nile virus 2003 Emerging Infectious Diseases 683 6.994 Laboratory-based research
7th Hubálek and Halouzka [46] West Nile fever - A reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease in Europe 1999 Emerging Infectious Diseases 667 6.994 Review
8th Campbell et al. [43] West Nile virus 2002 Lancet Infectious Diseases 544 21.372 Review
9th Brass et al. [42] The IFITM Proteins Mediate Cellular Resistance to Influenza A H1N1 Virus, West Nile Virus, and Dengue Virus 2009 Cell 524 28.71 Laboratory-based research
10th Tsai et al. [8] West Nile encephalitis epidemic in southeastern Romania 1998 Lancet 494 44.002 A retrospective study
11th Hayes et al. [45] Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of West Nile virus disease 2005 Emerging Infectious Diseases 466 6.994 Laboratory-based research
12th Iwamoto et al. [47] Transmission of West Nile virus from an organ donor to four transplant recipients 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 459 59.558 Laboratory-based research
13th Petersen and Marfin [54] West Nile virus: A primer for the clinician 2002 Annals of Internal Medicine 438 16.44 Review
14th Pealer et al. [53] Transmission of West Nile virus through blood transfusion in the United States in 2002 2003 New England Journal of Medicine 413 59.558 Laboratory-based research
15th Mostashari et al. [52] Epidemic West Nile encephalitis, New York, 1999: Results of a household-based seroepidemiological survey 2001 Lancet 406 44.002 A cross-sectional study
16th Turell et al. [58] Vector competence of North American mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) for West Nile virus 2001 Journal of Medical Entomology 368 1.712 Laboratory-based research
17th Turell et al. [57] An update on the potential of North American mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) to transmit West Nile virus 2005 Journal of Medical Entomology 354 1.712 Laboratory-based research
18th Rappole et al. [55] Migratory birds and spread of West Nile virus in the Western Hemisphere 2000 Emerging Infectious Diseases 352 6.994 Review
19th Sejvar et al. [56] Neurologic Manifestations and Outcome of West Nile Virus Infection 2003 Journal of the American Medical Association 347 37.684 A prospective study
20th Diamond et al. [44] B cells and antibody play critical roles in the immediate defense of disseminated infection by West Nile encephalitis virus 2003 Journal of Virology 341 4.606 Laboratory-based research
  1. Abbreviation: SCR Standard Competition Ranking
  2. aThe impact factor was reported according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) journal citation reports (JCR) 2015