MSK Publications Trivia: In which Journals have MSK Authors Published Most Frequently?

The Synapse team has begun importing the first batch of MSK publications for 2019, while also continuing to add retrospective content to the database. Thus far, the library has indexed 66,258 MSK-authored publications, and aim to go as far back as 1884.

Looking at research articles published between 2019-1994 (our current scope of coverage), here are the top 10 Journals by number of MSK publications:

  1. Journal of Clinical Oncology (1640)
  2. Cancer (866)
  3. Clinical Cancer Research (789)
  4. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (684)
  5. Blood (652)
  6. Annals of Surgical Oncology (643)
  7. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (597)
  8. Journal of Biological Chemistry (545)
  9. Cancer Research (517)
  10. Journal of Urology (508)

For questions about Synapse, contact Jeanine McSweeney.

Visualizing MSK Research Collaborations

The 2017 Synapse Publications Report is now available and with a new feature–  research collaborations.

We looked at the author affiliation data* from 2,013 MSK research papers published in 2017, compiling the geographic locations of the collaborating authors. What did we learn? Not unsurprisingly, that collaboration is key! MSK researchers collaborated with outside researchers on 85% of of all papers, and only 6% of papers were authored by a single author.

The report includes two maps, International and United States, along with the top cities, states, and countries of our researchers’ co-authors outside the Center.

Additionally in the report you will find information about all MSK publications from 2017 including highly-cited papers, top Altmetric scores, top journals, and a full bibliography of works.

Look for the 2018 Publications Report later in the year.

*Data retrieved from Scopus citation database.

MSK Publications Popular on the Web in 2018

As we near the end of 2018, let’s take a look at some of the MSK publications that received a high amount of online attention throughout the year.

Combined, the following three articles appeared in 592 news outlets, 36 blog posts, and 2,812 tweets. This data, compiled by Altmetric, tracks the mentions of publications across the web, assigning a weighted score indicating the amount of attention received. These articles are in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. 

Click on the the colored donuts to view full details (keep in mind that scores fluctuate in real time): 

Detection and localization of surgically resectable cancers with a multi-analyte blood test. Science. 2018 February 23; 359(6378):926-930.



Man against machine: Diagnostic performance of a deep learning convolutional neural network for dermoscopic melanoma recognition in comparison to 58 dermatologists. Annals of Oncology. 2018 August 01; 29(8):1836-1842.


Efficacy of larotrectinib in TRK fusion-positive cancers in adults and children. New England Journal of Medicine. 2018 February 22; 378(8):731-739.