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Do journals raise their impact factor or SCImago ranking by self-citing in editorials? A bibliometric analysis of trauma and orthopaedic journals

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Background Impact factor (IF) is widely accepted as a measure of a journal's quality but it can be influenced by self-citation. However, the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) is based on journal prestige, excludes self-citation and considers quality of citations of a journal. This study aimed to investigate journal editors' use of self-citation and whether this correlated with IFs or SJR in trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) journals. Methods T&O journals on the SJR database were identified. From each jo...

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10.1111/ans.16546

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0000-0001-5909-8813
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9765-450X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Botnar Research Centre
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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0000-0001-7884-6389
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0000-0003-1673-2954
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Wiley Publisher's website
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ANZ Journal of Surgery Journal website
Volume:
91
Issue:
5
Pages:
975-979
Place of publication:
Australia
Publication date:
2021-02-08
Acceptance date:
2020-12-06
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EISSN:
1445-2197
ISSN:
1445-1433
Pmid:
33559283
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1161644
Local pid:
pubs:1161644
Deposit date:
2021-07-01

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