B – Impact of article language in medical journals

Diekhoff T, Schlattmann P, Dewey M. Impact of article language in multi-language medical journals – a bibliometric analysis of self-citations and impact factor. PLoS One 2013;8(10):e76816
(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076816)

This article analyzed the influence of English-language articles in multi-language medical journals. The findings suggested that a larger share of English articles in multi-language medical journals is associated with greater international visibility and recognition. Fewer self-citations were found as they are not needed to artifactually increase the impact factor. with a greater share of original articles in English.