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Table 1 The formulae and explanations for calculation of the citing indices

From: Analysis of the Status of Chinese clinical practice guidelines development

index formula explanation for character
immediacy index = C1/A ‘C1’ means the number of times that all the guidelines were cited in the year when published for the first time.
‘A’ means the total number of guidelines in the year when published for the first time (the year is the same as one of C1).
high cited rate = G1/N ‘G1’ means the number of guidelines that were highly cited
‘G2’ means the number of guidelines that were never cited
never been cited rate = G2/N ‘C2’ means the number of cited times of all the guidelines being collected for citation analysis.
average citation rate = C2/N ‘N’ means the number of all the guidelines being selected for citation analysis