'Initial Clinical Experience' articles are poorly cited and negatively affect the impact factor of the publishing journal: a review.

Title'Initial Clinical Experience' articles are poorly cited and negatively affect the impact factor of the publishing journal: a review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAhmed AT, Rezek I, McDonald JS, Kallmes DF
JournalJRSM short reports
Volume4
Issue3
Pagination21
Date Published2013 Mar
Abstract

The phrase 'Initial Clinical Experience' in a manuscript's title implies that the described technique offers promise of future clinical relevance. We assessed, using rates of subsequent citations, the actual academic relevance of such articles in comparison to articles not containing the phrase.

DOI10.3748/wjg.v19.i21.3332
Alternate JournalJRSM Short Rep