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Table 5 Spearman’s ρ correlations of total scores on Q-Genie with impact factor and citation count, stratified by user-status

From: Assessing the quality of published genetic association studies in meta-analyses: the quality of genetic studies (Q-Genie) tool

Construct Users (nstudies = 30; nraters = 2) Non-users (nstudies = 30; nraters = 2)
Impact factor 0.61 (p < 0.01) 0.45 (p = 0.02)
Average citations per year 0.51 (p < 0.01) 0.38 (p = 0.04)
Average citations (without self-cites) per year 0.52 (p < 0.01) 0.39 (p = 0.03)
Total citations to date 0.40 (p = 0.03) 0.33 (p = 0.08)