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Table 2 Citation analysis for general and specialized journal groups

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

  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