The 50-most cited articles on ‘fear of missing out’ (FOMO): A citation analysis

Godara, Karishma, Phakey, Nisha, Kumar, Ashutosh and Patil, Vaibhav (2023) The 50-most cited articles on ‘fear of missing out’ (FOMO): A citation analysis. Journal of Concurrent Disorders. ISSN 2562-7546

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Background: Fear of missing out (FOMO) concerns the apprehensiveness individuals experience regarding not being a part of positive experiences that other people might be having. Within the last decade, there has been a plethora of research on FOMO but understanding its impact and trends is lacking. Method: We conducted a title-specific search and retrieved data from Google Scholar using the key terms ‘fear of missing out’ and ‘FOMO’ to determine the 50 most cited articles. Data from these articles was manually extracted and analyzed. Results: The top-50 cited were cited between 69 to 2497 times (mean=265.86, SD ± 375.55). The citation count of nine articles was over 400 times, in which all articles used quantitative research designs. Among the top 50 articles, 49 articles were original studies apart from one review article. These articles on FOMO were published from 2013 to 2021, with the period from 2016 to 2018 (n=31) being the most prolific. These studies were authored by 169 researchers, of which 15 authors contributed at least two articles. Regarding the affiliations, 40 institutions and 18 countries with the University of Toledo and the USA being the highest contributors. Finally, these articles were published in 34 journals. Conclusion: The current study presents a comprehensive list of the top-cited articles on FOMO. This analysis provides useful insights about FOMO regarding understanding the classic literature and research trends. Moreover, this study may help identify future directions in this area

Item Type: Article
Keywords: FOMO | Review | Retrospective Citation Analysis | India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of International Affairs
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2023 08:13
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2023 08:13
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