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Table 1 Top ten papers published in JFAR between 2008 and 2018 according to accesses, citations and Altmetric scores

From: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research: the first ten years

Accesses (source: JFAR website)a Reference Score
 Clinical guidelines for the recognition of melanoma of the foot and nail unit [13] 46,459
 A consensus definition and rating scale for minimalist shoes [27] 7181
 Patterns of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional survey [28] 6478
 Physical therapies for Achilles tendinopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis [29] 6035
 Plantar calcaneal spurs in older people: longitudinal traction or vertical compression? [30] 5971
 Gait and Lower Limb Observation of Paediatrics (GALLOP): development of a consensus based paediatric podiatry and physiotherapy standardised recording proforma [31] 5766
 Normative values for the Foot Posture Index [14] 5436
 Diabetic foot: prevalence, knowledge, and foot self-care practices among diabetic patients in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – a cross-sectional study [32] 5311
 Non-surgical treatment of hallux valgus: a current practice survey of Australian podiatrists [33] 5092
 Challenging the foundations of the clinical model of foot function: further evidence that the Root model assessments fail to appropriately classify foot function [34] 4677
Citations (source: Scopus®)   
 Normative values for the Foot Posture Index [14] 152
 Prevalence of hallux valgus in the general population: A systematic review and meta-analysis [35] 140
 Prevalence and correlates of foot pain in a population-based study: The North West Adelaide health study [36] 126
 A protocol for classifying normal- and flat-arched foot posture for research studies using clinical and radiographic measurements [37] 90
 Diagnostic imaging for chronic plantar heel pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis [38] 81
 Reliability of the TekScan MatScan® system for the measurement of plantar forces and pressures during barefoot level walking in healthy adults [39] 63
 Foot posture influences the electromyographic activity of selected lower limb muscles during gait [40] 61
 Physical therapies for Achilles tendinopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis [29] 55
 Development and evaluation of a tool for the assessment of footwear characteristics [41] 54
 Reliability and normative values for the foot mobility magnitude: A composite measure of vertical and medial-lateral mobility of the midfoot [42] 51
Social media impact (source: Altmetric Attention Score)   
 Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis [15] 132
 A consensus definition and rating scale for minimalist shoes [27] 85
 Challenging the foundations of the clinical model of foot function: further evidence that the Root model assessments fail to appropriately classify foot function [34] 70
 The effect of high-top and low-top shoes on ankle inversion kinematics and muscle activation in landing on a tilted surface [43] 56
 Clinical guidelines for the recognition of melanoma of the foot and nail unit [13] 51
 Higher frequency of hamstring injuries in elite track and field athletes who had a previous injury to the ankle - a 17 years observational cohort study [44] 44
 Effect of thong style flip-flops on children’s barefoot walking and jogging kinematics [45] 38
 The effect of foot orthoses and in-shoe wedges during cycling: a systematic review [46] 36
 The typically developing paediatric foot: how flat should it be? A systematic review [47] 36
 The Foot Orthoses versus Hip eXercises (FOHX) trial for patellofemoral pain: a protocol for a randomized clinical trial to determine if foot mobility is associated with better outcomes from foot orthoses [48] 36
  1. aData for 2016 onwards only. As there have been a number of platform changes over the past 10 years, it is not possible to accurately calculate ‘all time’ accesses