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Effect of published papers by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation on the impact factor of The Lancet journal

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  • Contributors Concept: HK-S, MSR-Z. Data acquisition and analysis: HK-S; MSR-Z. Manuscript drafting: MSR-Z. Critical revision: HK-S. Final approval and agreement: HK-S; MSR-Z.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests HK-S has been listed among collaborators in four IHME-affiliated papers. MSR-Z has nothing to declare

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.