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Journals in surgery and gastroenterology: indexing in databases and bibliometric indicators
Castro, Regina C. Figueiredo;
Acta Cirurgica Brasileira , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-86502006000300002
Abstract: introduction: publishing research results as journal articles is the most common format used by researchers for dissemination of advancements in science. to select where to publish, authors must know how to identify the most recognized journals in each field, adopting quality criteria. purpose: to discuss journal selection criteria and bibliometric indicators for evaluation of scientific production and to analyze the status of indexing of brazilian and international journals in health science databases, mainly for journals in surgery and gastroenterology fields. results: the totals of journals indexed in health science databases are presented, highlighting the relative participation of journals in surgery and gastroenterology in each database. conclusion: the decision to publish in a national or international journal should be based on bibliometric indicators and status of indexing in databases, but the objectives of the research must be the main point considered by authors.
Journals in surgery and gastroenterology: indexing in databases and bibliometric indicators  [cached]
Castro Regina C. Figueiredo
Acta Cirurgica Brasileira , 2006,
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Publishing research results as journal articles is the most common format used by researchers for dissemination of advancements in science. To select where to publish, authors must know how to identify the most recognized journals in each field, adopting quality criteria. PURPOSE: To discuss journal selection criteria and bibliometric indicators for evaluation of scientific production and to analyze the status of indexing of Brazilian and international journals in health science databases, mainly for journals in surgery and gastroenterology fields. RESULTS: The totals of journals indexed in health science databases are presented, highlighting the relative participation of journals in surgery and gastroenterology in each database. CONCLUSION: The decision to publish in a national or international journal should be based on bibliometric indicators and status of indexing in databases, but the objectives of the research must be the main point considered by authors.
Differences in the Volume of Pharmaceutical Advertisements between Print General Medical Journals  [PDF]
Jennifer Gettings, Braden O'Neill, Dave A. Chokshi, James A. Colbert, Peter Gill, Gerald Lebovic, Joel Lexchin, Navindra Persaud
PLOS ONE , 2014, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084790
Abstract: Background Pharmaceutical advertisements have been argued to provide revenue that medical journals require but they are intended to alter prescribing behaviour and they are known to include low quality information. We determined whether a difference exists in the current level of pharmaceutical advertising in print general medical journals, and we estimated the revenue generated from print pharmaceutical advertising. Methods Six print general medical journals in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom were sampled between 2007 and 2012. The number of advertisements and other journal content in selected issues of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Canadian Family Physician (CFP), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), British Medical Journal (BMJ), and Lancet were determined. Revenue gained from pharmaceutical advertising was estimated using each journal's 2013 advertising price list. Findings The two Canadian journals sampled (CMAJ, CFP) contained five times more advertisements than the two American journals (JAMA, NEJM), and two British journals (BMJ, Lancet) (p<0.0001). The estimated annual revenue from pharmaceutical advertisements ranged from £0.025 million (for Lancet) to £3.8 million (for JAMA). The cost savings due to revenue from pharmaceutical advertising to each individual subscriber ranged from £0.02 (for Lancet) to £3.56 (for CFP) per issue. Conclusion The volume of pharmaceutical advertisements differs between general medical journals, with the two Canadian journals sampled containing the most advertisements. International and temporal variations suggest that there is an opportunity for all general medical journals to reduce the number of pharmaceutical advertisements, explore other sources of revenue, and increase transparency regarding sources of revenue.
Effects of Print Publication Lag in Dual Format Journals on Scientometric Indicators  [PDF]
Petr Heneberg
PLOS ONE , 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059877
Abstract: Background Publication lag between manuscript submission and its final publication is considered as an important factor affecting the decision to submit, the timeliness of presented data, and the scientometric measures of the particular journal. Dual-format peer-reviewed journals (publishing both print and online editions of their content) adopted a broadly accepted strategy to shorten the publication lag: to publish the accepted manuscripts online ahead of their print editions, which may follow days, but also years later. Effects of this widespread habit on the immediacy index (average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published) calculation were never analyzed. Methodology/Principal Findings Scopus database (which contains nearly up-to-date documents in press, but does not reveal citations by these documents until they are finalized) was searched for the journals with the highest total counts of articles in press, or highest counts of articles in press appearing online in 2010–2011. Number of citations received by the articles in press available online was found to be nearly equal to citations received within the year when the document was assigned to a journal issue. Thus, online publication of in press articles affects severely the calculation of immediacy index of their source titles, and disadvantages online-only and print-only journals when evaluating them according to the immediacy index and probably also according to the impact factor and similar measures. Conclusions/Significance Caution should be taken when evaluating dual-format journals supporting long publication lag. Further research should answer the question, on whether the immediacy index should be replaced by an indicator based on the date of first publication (online or in print, whichever comes first) to eliminate the problems analyzed in this report. Information value of immediacy index is further questioned by very high ratio of authors’ self-citations among the citation window used for its calculation.
Medline-based bibliometric analysis of gastroenterology journals between 2001 and 2007  [cached]
Li-Fang Chou
World Journal of Gastroenterology , 2009,
Abstract: AIM: To analyze the MEDLINE-indexed publications in gastroenterology specialty journals from 2001 to 2007. Special attention was paid to specific types of articles, the number of publications for individual authors and the author count in each journal.METHODS: The bibliographic entries of papers belonging to journals listed under the subject heading of “gastroenterology” were downloaded from MEDLINE on the PubMed web site. The analysis was limited to journal articles published between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2007. The analytical dimensions of an article included journal, publication year, publication type, and author name (the last name and initials).RESULTS: According to MEDLINE, 81 561 articles were published in 91 gastroenterology journals from 2001 to 2007. The number of articles increased from 9447 in 2001 to 13 340 in 2007. Only 12 journals had more than 2000 articles indexed in MEDLINE. The “World Journal of Gastroenterology” had the largest number of publications (5684 articles), followed by “Hepato-Gastroenterology” (3036) and “Gastrointestinal Endoscopy” (3005). Of all the articles published, reviews accounted for 17.2% and case reports for 15.4%. Only 3739 randomized controlled trials (4.6% of all articles) were published and their annual number increased from 442 in 2001 to 572 in 2007. Among 141 741 author names appearing in the articles of gastroenterology journals, 92 429 had published only in one journal, 22 585 in two journals, 9996 in three journals, and 16 731 in more than three journals. The “World Journal of Gastroenterology” had the greatest number of authors (17 838), followed by “Gastroenterology” (12 770), “Digestive Diseases and Sciences” (11 395), “American Journal of Gastroenterology” (10 889), and “Hepatology” (10 588).CONCLUSION: Global gastroenterology publications displayed a continuous growth in the new millennium. The change was most striking in certain journals. Regular bibliometric analyses on the trends and specific topics would help researchers publish more efficiently and allow editors to adjust the policy more accurately.
Impact factors of dermatological journals for 1991 – 2000
Gregor BE Jemec
BMC Dermatology , 2001, DOI: 10.1186/1471-5945-1-7
Abstract: Using the Journal Citation Report (JCR) for 1997, a bibliometric analysis was made to assess the correlation between the number of journals available in different fields of clinical medicine and the top impact factor. A detailed study was made of dermatological journals listed in the JCR 1991–2000, to assess the relevance of this general survey.Using the 1997 JCR definitions of speciality journals, a significant linear correlation was found between the number of journals in a given field and the top impact factor of that field (rs = 0.612, p < 0.05).Studying the trend for dermatological journals 1991 to 2000 a similar pattern was found. Significant correlations were also found between total number of journals and mean impact factor (rs = 0.793, p = 0.006), between the total number of journals and the top impact factor (rs = 0.759, p = 0.011) and between the mean and the top impact factor (rs = 0.827, p = 0.003).The observations suggest that the number of journals available predict the top impact factor. For dermatology journals the top and the mean impact factor are predicted. This is in good agreement with theoretical expectations as more journals make more print-space available for more papers containing citations. It is suggested that new journals in dermatology should be encouraged, as this will most likely increase the impact factor of dermatological journals generally.Bibliometric analysis of scientific publications has become an independent area of research, and may with some reservations be used in the analysis of the output from scientifically active institutions and organisations [1-3]. The method is however far from unproblematic, and its validity as a general benchmarking technique is frequently discussed. In particular the question of journal impact factors often finds interest among both authors and publishers. In contrast to the discussions between competing colleagues this topic is also of broader interest in connection with the use of bibliometric a
The Transition from Print to Electronic Journals: A Study of College and University Libraries in Indiana  [cached]
Jo McClamroch
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2011,
Abstract: Objectives – This study examines what factors are considered by college and university libraries in Indiana when making the decision to cancel subscriptions to print journals when an electronic equivalent is available. The study also looks at who the primary decision makers are in this regard. Libraries at public and private institutions of varying sizes were included in the study. Methods – An online survey was sent to seventy-three libraries in the consortium, Academic Libraries of Indiana. Structured interviews with administrators at nine libraries were also conducted. Results – Academic libraries in Indiana use subscription cost, redundancy of formats, student preference, budget reductions and usage as the primary factors in cancelling print journal subscriptions in favour of their electronic counterparts. There is also a preference for the electronic format for new subscriptions even when a print version is also available. Conclusions – The study indicates that subscription cost is the most important consideration in the journal cancelation process with other factors also having an effect on the preference of libraries for electronic versions of journals. The study also shows that libraries at public and private colleges and universities are at different stages of moving away from print to an online-only journal format. At the same time, there is consensus that a small collection of print titles will still be needed. The primary decision-makers are librarians, faculty, and library administrators.
Options For Access To Journals, Print, CD-ROM, On-Line In A Nigerian Agricultural University Library
MO Salaam
Samaru Journal of Information Studies , 2007,
Abstract: The paper investigates the use and the most preferred among printed journals, CD-ROM database and On-line database available to researcher at the Library of the University of Agriculture Abeokuta. To elicit the necessary information, a questionnaire was designed and distributed to 200 final year students and postgraduate students of the Institution out of which there were 142 responses. Analysis of the questionnaire shows that the users preferred the CD-ROM database particularly ‘The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library' (TEEAL), this was followed by the print journals. The paper recommends adequate publicity of the electronic journals available in the library and a demonstration of their use once or twice a session for the users. Samaru Journal of Information Studies Vol. 7 (2) 2007: pp. 24-27
Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses- A Bibliometric Analysis of Research Publications in Palliative Care Journals  [cached]
P. Senthil Kumar
International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research , 2012, DOI: 10.7439/ijbar.v3i6.360
Abstract: Aims: This study aimed to perform a bibliometric analysis of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in palliative care journals. Settings and Design: Systematic review of palliative care journals Methods and Material: MEDLINE database was searched for journals with name a€ palliativea€ in their title and articles published from January 2007- December 2011 were then searched in individual journals using search terms a€ systematic reviewa€ OR a€ meta-analysisa€ in Title/Abstract. The reporting rates of all journals were compared. The selected articles were categorized into assessment and treatment. The articles were also grouped under practice, education, research and administration. Statistical analysis used: Descriptive analysis using frequencies and percentiles was done using SPSS for Windows version 16.0. Results: The overall reporting rate for systematic reviews and meta-analyses was 1.97% (79/4000). Palliat Med had the highest reporting rate of 7.95% (47/591) followed by BMC Palliat Care at 5.55% (5/90) and J Palliat Care at 2.04% (4/196). See table-1 for respective reporting rates for all palliative care journals. Medical journals had the highest reporting rate of 2.89% (59/2040) followed by multidisciplinary journals at1.33% (19/1419), nursing journals at .21% (1/464) and other (social work) journals at 0% (0/77). Conclusions: The twelve palliative care journals analyzed in this study published few systematic reviews and meta-analyses at a five-year reporting rate of 1.97%, with Palliat Med having the highest reporting rate. There was equal representation of focus on assessment and treatment, with more articles on practice and lesser number of reviews was found on education, research and administration in palliative care.
Electronic versus Print Journals in Academic Libraries in Abu Dhabi: Preference & Problems  [PDF]
Khaled Ahmed Halloumeh, Jassim Mohammed Jirjees
Advances in Journalism and Communication (AJC) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ajc.2016.44011
Abstract: With the invasion of information communication technology and shortages in library budgets, there is a growing need to continuously evaluate library resources and know what library patrons prefer. This study examines electronic versus print journal preferences and problems in academic libraries in Abu Dhabi. The survey research method was used to do this study, and a questionnaire was distributed to three graduate educational institutions in Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates.
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