Time for some bragging: In a paper from 2010 The 100 classic papers of orthopaedic surgery you can read that Sweden comes in third when looking at the most cited articles throughout orthopaedic times 🙂
At the top is (of course) USA with 77 articles, then comes England with 10 articles and by beating Canada with 1 article Sweden gets the bronze with 5 articles. For a country with only 9.5 million inhabitants I think that it’s rather impressive.
Orthopaedics in Sweden compared to other fields:
- General surgery – shared 5th place
- Dermatology – 3rd place*
- Laryngology & Otology – 2nd place
- Anesthesiology – 5th place
- Critical care medicine – 9th placed**
* Doesn’t really mention rank
** Depends on how you count the other shared spots
Much can be said about impact factors and the small numbers are humbling… but it’s still fun that we do good orthopaedic research…. although beaten by laryngology feels… awkward…
B. H. Bosker, “The international rank order of publications in major clinical orthopaedic journals from 2000 to 2004,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume, vol. 88-B, no. 2, pp. 156–158, Feb. 2006.J. C. Kelly, R. W. Glynn, D. E. O’Briain, P. Felle, and J. P. McCabe, “The 100 classic papers of orthopaedic surgery: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS,” J Bone Joint Surg Br, vol. 92-B, no. 10, pp. 1338–1343, Oct. 2010.