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November 1996

Organizational Impact in the Dermatologic Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(11):1293-1294. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890350031005

We revisit our citation data1 derived from 58 201 articles published between 1981 and 1994 in the 17 top-ranked peer-reviewed international dermatology journals to identify the institutions that house the people who have made the greatest impact on the dermatologic literature during this period. Using these citation data, we estimate an institution's impact in 2 ways. First, institutions are ranked by the gross number of citations to articles from 1981 to 1994 accrued during this same period. To recognize institutions whose articles, on average, have received higher numbers of citations, we also rank institutions by the average number of citations received by each article published by a particular institution (blended impact factor).