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Table 1 Self-citing rate, self-cited rate, citation density and IF 2007

From: Citation analysis of orthopaedic literature; 18 major orthopaedic journals compared for Impact Factor and SCImago

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
  1. 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.
  2. a p = 0.01, Mann--Whitney between general and specialized journals.
  3. bp = 0.0004, Mann--Whitney between general and specialized journals.
  4. c p = 0.003, Mann--Whitney between general and specialized journals.