Citation analysis of editorials of core Pakistani medical journals

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All volumes published in five years (2005-2009) of three core Pakistani medical journals, namely, Journal of Ayub Medical College (JAMC), Journal of Pakistan Medical Association (JPMA), and Journals of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (JSPSP) were analyzed to find out citation pattern of their editorials. The result revealed that JPMA has been the most cited journal. The result futher revealved that contribution of more than three authors in an editorial remained prominent in all three journals under discussion. Journals/serials had been dominating as bibliographic format in all three journals. The most citations' age remained 1-5 years old. Interestingly out of three journals, two of them were most cited articles from the same journals, thus a trend of self-citation of journals were found in these two journals.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


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