The impact of review articles

@article{Ketcham2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of review articles},
  author={Catherine M. Ketcham and James M. Crawford},
  journal={Laboratory Investigation},
  year={2007},
  volume={87},
  pages={1174-1185}
}
The expansion of the scientific literature has produced a concomitant increase in the number of review articles. One may posit that the sheer number of review articles belies their function. This study examines the growth of the review literature, what types of journals publish these papers, and provides data on the citation rate of the review literature. Focus is given to the pathology literature, defined as papers that have the word ‘pathology’ or its derivatives in the title, abstract or as… 

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