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How do you calculate articles citing a plasmid?

Our plasmid citations numbers are a best estimate and are influenced by journal accessibility and the inclusion of the Addgene plasmid ID. Authors may cite plasmids in variable formats, so not all papers citing a plasmid will be captured. 

If you do not find an article you published on the citations page for a particular plasmid, please e-mail us at to have your article added. 

While it is tempting to rely on the citation number when comparing two plasmids, we recommend reviewing the cited papers to determine whether the plasmid has been used in your system.

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