SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
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To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
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Evidence-based updates of best clinical practice across the spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions.
Best Practice & Research: Clinical Rheumatology keeps the clinician or trainee informed of the latest developments and current recommended practice in the rapidly advancing fields of musculoskeletal conditions and science.
The series provides a continuous update of current clinical practice. It is a topical serial publication that covers the spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions in a 4-year cycle. Each topic-based issue contains around 200 pages of practical, evidence-based review articles, which integrate the results from the latest original research with current clinical practice and thinking to provide a continuous update.
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Volume 22 (Volume 2008):
Connective tissue diseases M. Matucci-Cerinic & D. Furst
Musculoskeletal science T. Pap & U. Muller-Ladner
How to manage chronic musculoskeletal conditions - the principles P. Brooks & P. Conaghan
Miscellanous inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions J. Sibilia & H. Zeidler
Musculoskeletal conditions in the developing world G. Mody & R. Handa
Imaging in musculoskeletal conditions M. Cimmino and W. Grassi
Volume 23 (2009):
Early rheumatoid arthritis
- How to do - practical procedures
- Back pain
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Volume 24 (2010):
How to manage chronic musculoskeletal conditions - a systematic approach to specific problems
Prevention / epidemiology
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