Statistics Journal Articles Listed in Top 100 Cited Research Articles


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 05 November 2014

Nature has just published a feature on the top 100 research articles of all time. The list covered all of Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science and covers papers published from 1900 to the present day. 

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Three articles from the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B: Statistical Methodology and two from Biometrics make the list.

The papers are:

Rank: 24, Citations: 28,439
Regression models and life-tables.
Cox, D. R.
J. R. Stat. Soc., B 34, 187–220 (1972)

Rank: 57, Citations: 15,993
Maximum likelihood from incomplete data via EM algorithm.
Dempster, A. P., Laird, N. M. & Rubin, D. B.
J. R. Stat. Soc., B 39, 1–38 (1977).

Rank: 59, Citations: 15,898
Controlling the false discovery rate: a practical and powerful approach to multiple testing.
Benjamini, Y. & Hochberg, Y.
J. R. Stat. Soc. B 57, 289–300 (1995).

Rank: 64, Citations: 15,047
Multiple range and multiple F tests.
Duncan, D. B.
Biometrics 11, 1–42 (1955).

Rank: 68, Citations: 14,903
The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data.
Landis, J. R. & Koch, G. G.
Biometrics 33, 159–174 (1977).

Other articles on the list include a 1958 publication by US statisticians Edward Kaplan and Paul Meier that helps researchers to find survival patterns for a population, such as participants in clinical trials, Bradley Efron's seminal paper on bootstrap methods from 1979, Bland and Altman's 1986 paper on a technique — now known as the Bland–Altman plot — for visualizing how well two measurement methods agree and Duncan’s 1955 paper on multiple comparisons of data.

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