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Top 100 Most Cited Articles on Acne Vulgaris

Background: Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition presentation seen by dermatologists for which clinicians are well armed to manage. Bibliometric analysis scientifically assesses the impact of published research in any given field and identifies clinical issues of current interest. Objective: The aim of the study was to elucidate the 100 most cited journal articles on the topic of acnze vulgaris and their influence on understanding the pathophysiology and management of this presentation. Methods: The search term ‘Acne vulgaris’ was used within the Scopus database to determine the top 100 most cited articles on acne vulgaris with only articles with a primary focus on acne vulgaris being included in the study. Year of publication, subject matter, journal of publication, authorship and impact factor were ascertained. Results: The number of citations ranged from 131 to 713. Over half of the articles were published after 2000. The USA, UK and Germany were the countries that contributed most to the top 100. Review articles were the most highly cited article category. Discussion Treatment was the focus of the most cited articles within the top 100, with many reviewing therapies such as photodynamic therapy and laser therapy. Established effective therapies for moderate to severe acne like isotretinoin were less commonly reviewed. Conclusion: New therapies such as phototherapy, photodynamic therapy and laser are the primary focus of current research suggesting the evolution of new directions in understanding and managing acne vulgaris.

Acne Vulgaris, Most Cited, Treatment, Year of Publication, Subject Matter, Journal of Publication, Authorship, Impact Factor

Malini Sivasaththivel, John Su, Anousha Yazdabadi. (2023). Top 100 Most Cited Articles on Acne Vulgaris. American Journal of Pediatrics, 9(3), 180-185.

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