Table 2

Citation analysis for general and specialized journal groups

General (n = 8)

Specialized (n = 10)


1st Quartile

Median

3rd Quartile

1st Quartile

Median

3rd Quartile


Self-citing rate

1.25

5.00

7.00

9.50

14.50

24.75


Self-cited rate

4.25

6.00

7.75

13.75

16.50

21.50


Citation density

24.25

31.00

37.50

22.75

27.50

34.00


ΔIF

0.05

0.12

0.19

0.20

0.34

0.64


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

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