How can I find the most cited article on a given topic?


Perform a keyword search for your topic in Scopus (directions below). Once the results are returned, select “Sort on – Cited by (highest)”. The list of results will be sorted with the most cited articles appearing on top of the list.

Getting to Scopus: Click on the A-Z databases menu option, choose “S” then scroll on LH side to Scopus. Scroll back up to find the link shown in the RH column.


Alternatively, do a search in Google Scholar and you will find an indication of the number of citations the article has achieved underneath each result shown.


  • Last Updated Nov 22, 2021
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  • Answered By Anne Moon

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