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Table 3 Main biomedical disciplines in which the documents about people aged 80 and over were published, according to WoS category for journal classification

From: Thematic research clusters in very old populations (≥ 80 years): a bibliometric approach

Web of Science Category N docs * % N Journals Docs/Journal
Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems 2395.7 10.9 138 17.4
Medicine, General & Internal 1924.1 8.7 165 11.7
Surgery 1824.4 8.3 210 8.7
Geriatrics & Gerontology † 1664.5 7.5 51 32.6
Dermatology 1410.8 6.4 68 20.7
Clinical Neurology 861 3.9 204 4.2
Gerontology † 812.8 3.7 36 22.6
Ophthalmology 742.8 3.4 60 12.4
Gastroenterology & Hepatology 641.7 2.9 88 7.3
Pathology 549.6 2.5 78 7
Oncology 505.4 2.3 244 2.1
Peripheral Vascular Disease 500.6 2.3 65 7.7
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging 498.9 2.3 133 3.7
Neurosciences 484 2.2 271 1.8
Orthopedics 450.6 2 82 5.5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 410 1.9 270 1.5
Urology & Nephrology 409.3 1.9 85 4.8
Anesthesiology 355.9 1.6 32 11.1
Emergency Medicine 330.7 1.5 31 10.7
Hematology 327 1.5 76 4.3
Respiratory System 293.7 1.3 64 4.6
Infectious Diseases 259 1.2 93 2.8
Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine 252.5 1.1 91 2.8
Nursing 250.1 1.1 123 2
Psychiatry 227.5 1 155 1.5
  1. * Documents published in journals included in more than one WoS category were assigned a fractional value, in proportion to the number of categories pertaining to the journal. † These two categories are presented separately: Geriatrics & Gerontology (SCIE) and Gerontology (SSCI)