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Table 2 Ranking of most prolific authors (five or more papers) and their collaborative patterns

From: Global collaborative networks on meta-analyses of randomized trials published in high impact factor medical journals: a social network analysis

Author Primary affiliation at the time of publication Year of first eligible paper Total papers, n Signatures, n Collaborations, n Main collaborators (number of papers)
Lau, Joseph Brown University, USAa 1992 15 90 54 Chalmers TC and Ioannidis JPA (5)
Guyatt, Gordon H McMaster University, Canada 1996 14 104 76 Cook DJ (5)
Peto, Richard University of Oxford, UK 1991 13 124 75 Collins R (8)
Yusuf, Salim McMaster University, Canada 1989 12 83 54 Collins R, Eikelboom JW, Mehta SR and Pogue J (3)
Cook, Deborah J McMaster University, Canada 1995 11 71 49 Guyatt GH (5)
Jüni, Peter University of Bern, Switzerland 1996 11 124 59 Reichenbach S (8)
Collins, Rory University of Oxford, UK 1991 9 78 45 Peto R (8)
Trelle, Sven University of Bern, Switzerland 2007 9 103 67 Jüni P and Reichenbach S (7)
Bucher, Heiner C University Hospital Basel, Switzerland 1996 8 60 41 Guyatt GH (4)
Egger, Mathias University of Bern, Switzerland 2001 8 65 49 Jüni P, Reichenbach S and Trelle S (3)
Gluud, Christian Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark 2001 8 40 21 Wetterslev J (3)
Gøtzsche, Peter C The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark 1995 8 27 17 Johansen HK (3)
Jackson, Jeffrey L Zablocki VA Medical Center, USA 1997 8 33 23 Browning R and O’Malley Patrick G (2)
Law, Malcolm R Queen Mary University of London, UK 1991 8 24 7 Wald NJ (8)
Reichenbach, Stephan University of Bern, Switzerland 2004 8 81 44 Jüni P (8)
Sutton, Alex J University of Leicester, UK 2003 8 40 28 Cooper NJ (3)
Suttorp, Maarten J St Antonius Hospital, the Netherlands 2003 8 120 61 Maglione M, Mojica WA, Morton SC and Shekelle PG (5)
Wald, Nicholas J Queen Mary University of London, UK 1991 8 24 7 Law MR (8)
Clarke, Michael University of Oxford, UK 1994 7 83 67 Peto R (4)
Furberg, Curt D Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA 1989 7 36 20 Loke YK, Psaty BM and Singh S (3)
Baigent, Colin University of Oxford, UK 1996 6 50 26 Collins R and Peto R (5)
Boersma, Eric Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands 2001 6 74 63 Califf RM, Serruys P, Simes J, Simoons ML and Topol EJ (2)
Boissel, Jean-Pierre Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France 1992 6 42 26 Fagard RH and Gueyffier F (3)
Chalmers, Thomas C Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University, USA 1990 6 31 16 Lau J (5)
Douketis, James D McMaster University, Canada 2000 6 32 25 Crowther MA (2)
Ebrahim, Shah London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK 1997 6 70 60 Smith GD (4)
Ioannidis, John PA Stanford University, USA 1995 6 32 17 Lau J (5)
Khan, Khalid S Queen Mary University of London, UK 1996 6 39 27 Bhattacharya S, Champaneria R, Cooper K, Jolly K and Middleton LJ (2)
Klassen, Terry P University of Manitoba, Canada 1996 6 48 36 Moher D (3)
Loke, Yoon K University of East Anglia, UK 2000 6 18 7 Singh S (4)
McAlister, Finlay A University of Alberta, Canada 2001 6 30 23 Armstrong PW (2)
Moher, David Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada 1996 6 52 42 Klassen TP (3)
Roberts, Ian London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK 1996 6 18 12 All co-authorship (1)
Sattar, Naveed University of Glasgow, UK 2009 6 91 58 Ray KK and Seshasai SRK (5)
Shekelle, Paul G Rand Corporation, USA 2003 6 57 29 Maglione M, Mojica WA, Morton SC and Suttorp MJ (5)
Stone, Gregg W Columbia University Medical Center, USA 2005 6 120 77 Leon MB (4)
Tognoni, Gianni Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Italy 1993 6 78 69 Marchioli R, Marfisi RM and Roncaglioni MC (2)
Topol, Eric J Scripps Translational Science Institute, USA 1991 6 44 33 Boersma E, Califf RM, Simoons ML, Tcheng JE and Van de Werf F (2)
Bischoff Ferrari, Heike A University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland 2004 5 48 26 Dawson Hughes B, Staehelin HB, Willett WC and Wong JB (4)
Briel, Matthias University Hospital Basel, Switzerland 2006 5 51 43 Bucher HC (3)
Eikelboom, John W McMaster University, Canada 2000 5 19 10 Yusuf S (3)
Ernst, Edzard University of Exeter, UK 1995 5 18 11 White AR (3)
Fagard, Robert H University of Leuven, Belgium 1997 5 51 36 Boissel JP and Gueyffier F (3)
Fergusson, Dean Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada 1998 5 33 22 Hutton B (3)
Glasziou, Paul Bond University, Australia 1993 5 26 21 All co-authorship (1)
Godwin, Jon Glasgow Caledonian University, UK 1995 5 52 38 Peto R (4)
Gray, Richard University of Oxford, UK 2001 5 48 36 Clarke M and Peto R (3)
Hennekens, Charles H Florida Atlantic University, USA 1995 5 28 19 Hebert, PR (4)
Leibovici, Leonard Rabin Medical Center, Israel 2003 5 22 12 Paul M (5)
Maglione, Margaret Rand Corporation, USA 2003 5 49 22 Mojica WA, Morton SC, Shekelle PG and Suttorp MJ (5)
Mojica, Walter A Rand Corporation, USA 2003 5 49 22 Maglione M, Morton SC, Shekelle PG, and Suttorp MJ (5)
Morton, Sally C University of Pittsburgh, USA 2003 5 49 22 Maglione M, Mojica WA, Shekelle PG and Suttorp MJ (5)
Nüesch, Eveline University of Bern, Switzerland 2009 5 35 16 Jüni P (5)
Paul, Mical Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Israel 2003 5 22 12 Leibovici L (5)
Pignon, Jean-Pierre Institut Gustave-Roussy, France 1999 5 53 46 Bourhis J and Michiels S (2)
Pocock, Stuart J London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK 1995 5 67 54 Boissel JP, Boutitie F, Fagard RH, Gueyffier F, Hamm CW, Hueb WA, King SB and Rodríguez A (2)
Ray, Kausik K St George’s University of London, UK 2009 5 73 49 Saltar N and Seshasai SRK (5)
Rothwell, Peter M University of Oxford, UK 2003 5 36 19 Belch JFF and Meade TW (3)
Seshasai, Sreenivasa RK University of Cambridge, UK 2009 5 73 49 Ray KK and SN (5)
Simes, John National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, Australia 2002 5 53 36 Baigent C, Blackwell L, Collins R, Keech A and Peto R (3)
Smith, George Davey University of Bristol, UK 1993 5 63 54 Ebrahim S (4)
Torgerson, David J University of York, UK 1999 5 46 39 Adamson SJ and Bell Syer SEM (2)
Wetterslev, Jorn Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark 2007 5 28 15 Gluud C (3)
Wilt, Timothy J Minneapolis VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, USA 1998 5 40 32 MacDonald R (4)
  1. aJoseph Lau was based at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston (USA) until 2012, and the institutional networks represent this fact.