This analysis was limited in its scope initially. Because of the widespread use of the internet in academia in the 1980s and 1990s and the consequently increased incidence overall of article citations, it was difficult to collect information on these years. As a result, representative papers were not analyzed after 1990. A second analysis using the same methods, but with a single paper championing each year, was conducted. These results included papers until 2018.
A similar analysis was conducted on ICRP publications that cited IJRB publications. This was done to gain some insight into the contribution of historical IJRB articles to other organizations involved in the radiological sciences and radiation protection
Additionally, an analysis was conducted on the same highly-cited IJRB articles and how many times they were cited in Radiation Research, and where in IJRB a representative article for each year from 1960-2018 from Radiation Research was cited. This analysis provides an informative perspective of the impact of IJRB’s frequently-cited publications in newer IJRB articles, Radiation Research articles, and the impact of IJRB over the years on other organizations such as ICRP.