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Journal impact factors for 2004: another rise for Thorax
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    Re: Lets be honest

    Dear Dr Aziz,

    As a response to your letter 'Lets be honest', the amount of 'web hits' guidelines receive isn't usually translated into the amount of citations they may receive. The guidelines that the BTS produced that feature so prominently on the Thorax 'Top ten most read articles' have relatively low citations (ISI Web of Knowledge) - all the BTS Guidelines published in 2003 only received a total of 16 cites...

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    Lets be honest

    Dear Editor,

    Although I was pleased to see the rise in impact factor of Thorax but I just looked at the list of 10 most 'read' articles in thorax.

    I was surprised to see all of them were part of guidelines published by the BTS and none were 'true' submissions to the journal.

    Although impact factors do not rely on 'web hits' but this does imply that the rise in Thorax's impact factor has more to do wi...

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