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Journal impact factor: a bumpy ride in an open space
  1. Mirit Kaldas1,2,
  2. Stephen Michael1,2,
  3. Jessica Hanna1,2,
  4. George M Yousef1,2
  1. 1 Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2 Department of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, SickKids Learning Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr George M Yousef, Pathology and Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children SickKids Learning Institute, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4, Canada; george.yousef{at}sickkids.ca

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  • Contributors Project planning: GY, MK, SM. Literature collection: MK, SM, JH. Literature summarization: SM, JH, MK. Manuscript drafting: MK, SM, JH. Manuscript review: MY, JH. Manuscript approval. GY, MK, SM, JH. Manuscript structural preparation and submission: JH.

  • 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 None declared.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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  • Contributors Project planning: GY, MK, SM. Literature collection: MK, SM, JH. Literature summarization: SM, JH, MK. Manuscript drafting: MK, SM, JH. Manuscript review: MY, JH. Manuscript approval. GY, MK, SM, JH. Manuscript structural preparation and submission: JH.

  • 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 None declared.

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

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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