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Evaluation of the academic productivity of the top 100 worldwide physicians in the field of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery using the Google Scholar h-index as the bibliometrics ranking system

  • M T Kalcioglu (a1), Y Ileri (a2), O I Ozdamar (a1), U Yilmaz (a1) and M Tekin (a1)...

The top 100 physicians of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery worldwide were investigated using the Google Scholar h-index.


Although there are various bibliometrics ranking systems that present the academic quantity and quality of scientists’ published articles, the h-index is the most popular and widely accepted. In this study, Google Scholar was used to search all the keywords involving all the subspecialties of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, with the aim of identifying as many physicians as possible. Obtaining the Google Scholar h-index and citations is not possible for scientists who do not have Google Scholar accounts. Thus, only those with Google Scholar accounts were included.


The average h-index of all 100 physicians enrolled in the study was 37.83, with a range of 25–81.


The current study details the academic impact of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery physicians worldwide based on the Google Scholar h-index.

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Author for correspondence: Prof M Tayyar Kalcioglu, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Dr Erkin Street, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey E-mail: Fax: +90 212 2874002
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Presented at the International Federation of ORL Societies ENT World Congress, 24–28 June 2017, Paris, France, and at the 5th Turkish National Otology and Neurotology Congress, 4–7 May 2017, Antalya, Turkey.

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