Table 1

Self-citing rate, self-cited rate, citation density and IF 2007

Journal*

Self-citinga(%)

Self-citedb(%)

Citation density (%)

Impact Factor 2007

Corrected IF (cIF)

Differencec(ΔIF = IF -- cIF)


General orthopaedic journals


Acta

7

5

31

1.285

1.122

0.163


AOTS

2

4

23

0.913

0.873

0.040


BMC MD

1

6

38

1.323

1,226

0.097


CORR

15

8

31

1.891

1.626

0.265


Int Orthop

4

8

22

0.903

0.796

0.107


JBJS [Am]

7

6

36

2.487

2.363

0.124


JBJS [Br]

6

7

28

1.868

1.664

0.204


OCNA

1

1

53

1.692

1.692

0.000


Specialized orthopaedic journals


AJSM

19

14

34

3.397

2.731

0.666


Arthroscopy

27

23

22

2.296

1.550

0.746


ESJ

5

17

34

2.021

1.545

0.476


FAI

24

38

23

0.956

0.581

0.375


JoA

14

15

21

1.609

1.403

0.206


JOT

11

13

29

1.429

1.199

0.230


JPO

15

9

34

1.036

0.927

0.109


JSES

14

21

24

1.348

1.158

0.190


KSSTA

5

16

26

1.626

1.314

0.312


Spine

29

20

32

2.499

1.871

0.628


Acta Orthopaedica (Acta), American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), Arthroscopy, Archives of Orthopaedics and Trauma (AOTS), BMC Musculoskeleletal Disorders (BMC MD), Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR), European Spine Journal (ESJ), Foot and Ankle International (FAI), International Orthopaedics (Int Orthop), Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), the American Volume of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS [Am]), the British volume of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS [Br]), Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT), Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (JPO), Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery (JSES), Knee surgery sports traumatology arthroscopy (KSSTA), Orthopaedic Clinics of North America (OCNA), and Spine.

a p = 0.01, Mann--Whitney between general and specialized journals.

bp = 0.0004, Mann--Whitney between general and specialized journals.

c p = 0.003, Mann--Whitney between general and specialized journals.

Siebelt et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-4

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