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Table 1 Publication data from 5 open access oncology journals (50 most often viewed articles)

From: Correlation between article download and citation figures for highly accessed articles from five open access oncology journals

  Radiation oncology Journal of hematology and oncology World journal of surgical oncology BMC cancer Molecular cancer
Impact factor (2011) 2.32 3.99 1.12 3.01 3.99
First volume published (year) 2006 2008 2003 2001 2002
Number of top 50 publications 2001     3 (20)  
Number of top 50 publications 2002     5 (37) 2 (9)
Number of top 50 publications 2003    11 (30) 4 (33) 14 (42)
Number of top 50 publications 2004    12 (47) 9 (98) 5 (38)
Number of top 50 publications 2005    9 (78) 2 (164) 3 (43)
Number of top 50 publications 2006 12 (48*)   7 (97) 10 (298) 10 (76)
Number of top 50 publications 2007 16 (45)   4 (146) 3 (237) 6 (83)
Number of top 50 publications 2008 9 (44) 11 (27) 2 (139) 6 (396) 1 (94)
Number of top 50 publications 2009 8 (71) 23 (51) 4 (102) 4 (465) 3 (133)
Number of top 50 publications 2010 3 (122) 9 (51) 1 (114) 2 (697) 4 (320)
Number of top 50 publications 2011 2 (182) 7 (54) 0 (174) 2 (529) 2 (152)
Number of top 50 publications 2012 0 (226) 0 (75) 0 (280) 0 (627) 0 (91)
Number of case reports in top 50 1 9 19 3 0
Number of review articles in top 50 6 30 19 2 24
Median number of accesses, range 9056.5, 22329-7094 7212, 24207-5375 18178, 91411-12184 13308.5, 43299-10786 18313, 50383-12598
Median number of citations, range 16.5, 0-71 12, 0-114 15.5, 1-53 28.5, 3-214 60.5, 4-582
  1. *Number in parentheses: total number of articles published during the same year.