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Honorary distinction for Professor of Hematology of NKUA Evangelos Terpos: researcher with the largest number of citations from one publication of the American Journal of Hematology in the two-year period 2019-2020

During the Annual Conference of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans on 11/12/2022, Evangelos Terpos, Professor of Therapeutics-Hematology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, was honored by the editor of the journal American Journal of Hematology Carlo Brugnara, Professor of Harvard Medical School, with the distinction of researcher with the largest number of references from one publication in the two-year period 2019-2020.

The Professor’s paper entitled “Hematological findings and complications of COVID-19” was published in the journal in July 2020 and received 313 citations by the end of 2020. This number was the highest number of citations of any other paper of the journal for the two-year period 2019-2020, although it was collected only within 6 months of its publication. The article describes the blood disorders and complications of COVID-19, it was among the first in its category, and contributed to the rise of Impact Factor of the journal by about 2 points out of the 3 total points of increase achieved by the journal in 2021 (IF 2020:  10.047 and IF 2021: 13,268). Thus, the journal is now ranked as 6th in the category of Hematology.

The publication is also co-authored by the Professors of NKUA Efstathios Kastritis, Marianna Politou, Theodora Psaltopoulou and the Rector Thanos Dimopoulos, by Ioannis Danassis Stathopoulos (scientific associate of the Therapeutic Clinic of NKUA), Theodoros Sergentanis (Assistant Professor at the University of West Attica) and the Professors of the University of Sorbonne Grigoris Gerotziafas and Ismail Elalamy.

The article has received 948 citations from the ISI/Web of Knowledge to date: 313 citations in 2020, 421 in 2021 and 214 in 2022. The total number of citations received from Google Scholar to date is 1628.   

Moreover, Professor Evangelos Terpos became a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Hematology. Prof Terpos is also an Associate Editor for plasma cell dyscrasias and COVID-19 in the Hemasphere (official journal of the European Society of Hematology) since 2017.