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A review of cardiopulmonary research in brazilian medical journals: clinical, surgical and epidemiological data
Serrano, Carlos;Silva, Mauricio Rocha e;
Clinics , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S1807-59322010000400014
Abstract: research in the field of cardiopulmonary disease in brazil has been very active in recent decades. the combination of pubmed, scielo, open access and online searching has provided a significant increase in the visibility of brazilian journals. this newly acquired international visibility has in turn resulted in the appearance of more original research reports in the brazilian scientific press. this review is intended to highlight part of this work for the benefit of the readers of "clinics." we searched through pubmed for noteworthy articles published in brazilian medical journals included in the journal of citation reports of the institute of scientific information to better expose them to our readership. the following journals were examined: "arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia," "arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia," "brazilian journal of medical and biological reviews," "jornal brasileiro de pneumologia," "jornal de pediatria," "revista brasileira de cirurgia cardiovascular," "revista da associa??o médica brasileira," revista da escola de enfermagem u.s.p." and "s?o paulo medical journal." these journals publish original investigations in the field of cardiopulmonary disease. the search produced 71 references, which are briefly examined.
EJOL - Electronic Journals Online Library  [PDF]
Pa?ur, Ivana,Konjevi?, Sofija
Kemija u Industriji , 2004,
Abstract: EJOL is Electronic Journals Online Library (http://ejol.irb.hr) which through single interface offers acces to numerous scientific e-journals.
Macedonian Medical Journals Have Very Limited Scientific Influence
Mirko Spiroski,Jean Gogusev
Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences , 2008,
Abstract: Aim. The aim of this report was to evaluate the Macedonian medical journals for their scientific influence according to the internationally recognized citation metrics indexes.Material and methods. Macedonian medical journals were analyzed, and eight of them fulfilled criteria for more detailed study of their scientific influence. Citation metrics indexes h-index, g-index, hc-index, hl-index, and hl, norm were performed using Publish or Perish, a software that retrieves and analyses academic citations. Macedonian medical journals were then compared to the Croat Med J.Results. Only three Macedonian medical journals were indexed in Medline/PubMed (Maked Med Pregl, God zb Med fak Skopje, and Prilozi) and only one is indexed in Index Copernicus (Maced J Med Sci). Most of Macedonian medical journals are not members of the international organizations and do not follow international standards for scientific publications. All Macedonian medical journals have 5 to 10 times smaller citation metrics indexes (h-index, g-index, hc-index, hI-index, and hI, norm) if compared with Croat Med J. There are not big differences in citation metrics indexes between Macedonian medical journals. Conclusion. Macedonian medical journals have very limited scientific influence and their Editorial Boards are obliged to improve quality of their published manuscripts, and to adhere to international standards for scientific journals, which will result in their greater visibility and scientific influence.
Endorsement of the CONSORT Statement by high impact factor medical journals: a survey of journal editors and journal 'Instructions to Authors'
Sally Hopewell, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Kenneth F Schulz
Trials , 2008, DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-9-20
Abstract: This article reports on two observational studies. Study 1: We examined the online version of 'Instructions to Authors' for 165 high impact factor medical journals and extracted all text mentioning the CONSORT Statement or CONSORT extension papers. Any mention of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) or clinical trial registration were also sought and extracted. Study 2: We surveyed the editor-in-chief, or editorial office, for each of the 165 journals about their journal's endorsement of CONSORT recommendations and its incorporation into their editorial and peer-review processes.Study 1: Thirty-eight percent (62/165) of journals mentioned the CONSORT Statement in their online 'Instructions to Authors'; of these 37% (23/62) stated this was a requirement, 63% (39/62) were less clear in their recommendations. Very few journals mentioned the CONSORT extension papers. Journals that referred to CONSORT were more likely to refer to ICMJE guidelines (RR 2.16; 95% CI 1.51 to 3.08) and clinical trial registration (RR 3.67; 95% CI 2.36 to 5.71) than those journals which did not.Study 2: Thirty-nine percent (64/165) of journals responded to the on-line survey, the majority were journal editors. Eighty-eight percent (50/57) of journals recommended authors comply with the CONSORT Statement; 62% (35/56) said they would require this. Forty-one percent (22/53) reported incorporating CONSORT into their peer-review process and 47% (25/53) into their editorial process. Eighty-one percent (47/58) reported including CONSORT in their 'Instructions to Authors' although there was some inconsistency when cross checking information on the journal's website. Sixty-nine percent (31/45) of journals recommended authors comply with the CONSORT extension for cluster trials, 60% (27/45) for harms and 42% (19/45) for non-inferiority and equivalence trials. Few journals mentioned these extensions in their 'Instructions to Authors'.Journals should be more explicit in their rec
How the George W. Bush Administration Made Conflict Resolution Obsolete  [PDF]
Anthony P. Johnson
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences , 2009,
Abstract: In 2000 the last year for Americans feeling comfortableand secure at home, the newly elected President George W.Bush promised Americans and the rest of the world thatunder his new administration he would promote bipartisan,peace, and mediation to address not just America'sconcerns, but the world's as well. Then 9/11 changedeverything! Forever! President Bush would not only break allpromises made pre 9/11, he and his administration wouldbreak the law on every level of government. From nationallaws in the U.S. Constitution that have governed America formore than two-hundred years to international conflictresolution laws that have lasted for more than a millennium,Mr. Bush violated them.
Representation of less-developed countries in Pharmacology journals: an online survey of corresponding authors
Dileep K Rohra
BMC Medical Research Methodology , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-60
Abstract: The titles of all Pharmacology journals were retrieved from Pubmed. 131 journals were included in study. The latest issue of all journals was reviewed thoroughly. An online survey was conducted from the corresponding authors of the published papers who belonged to LDC.584 out 1919 papers (30.4%) originated from the LDC. 332 responses (response rate; 64.5%) were received from the authors. Approximately 50% the papers from LDC were published in journals with impact factor of less than 2. A weak negative correlation (r = -0.236) was observed between journal impact factor and the percentage of publications emanating from LDC. A significant majority of the corresponding authors (n = 254; 76.5%) perceived that it is difficult to publish in good quality journals from their countries. According to their opinion, biased attitude of editors and reviewers (64.8%) is the most important reason followed by the poor writing skills of the scientists from LDC (52.8%). The authors thought that well-written manuscript (76.1%), improvement in the quality of research (69.9%) and multidisciplinary research (42.9%) are important determinants that may improve the chances of publications.The LDC are underrepresented in publications in Pharmacology journals. The corresponding authors of the published articles think that biased attitude of the editors as well as the reviewers of international journals and the poor writing skills of scientists are the major factors underlying the non-acceptance of their results. They also think that the improvement in the writing skills and quality of research will increase the chances of acceptance of their works in international journals.Publishing in prominent scientific journals provides better visibility and impact of research results at individual as well as institutional and national level. Scientists are under continuous pressure to publish in international journals in order to obtain rewards and promotions [1,2]. This also applies to scientists residi
Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (http://www.iaees.org/publications/journals/piaees/online-version.asp)  [cached]
Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences , 2013,
Abstract: Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences ISSN 2220-8860 URL: http://www.iaees.org/publications/journals/piaees/online-version.asp RSS: http://www.iaees.org/publications/journals/piaees/rss.xml E-mail: piaees@iaees.org Editor-in-Chief: WenJun Zhang
Open, Online and Global: Benefits of BioMedical Journals Going Online and Open  [cached]
Vinod Scaria
Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences , 2004,
Abstract: The emergence of Internet affords the immense possibility for scientific publications to be indexed, linked, copied, archived, redistributed and searched at ease and at a lower production cost. This has paved the way for the emergence of Online-Only Journals like the Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences. This has also spurred the rise of Open Access movements spearheaded by the Budapest Open Access Initiative and the Public Library of Science. 'Open Access' means immediate, permanent, toll-free, non-gerrymandered, online access to the full-text. Open Access can be considered as borne on three major pillars of Open Access Publishing, Open Access Archiving and Open Access Support and Open Access publishing is perhaps the future of scientific communication
Journals for Computer-Mediated Learning: Publications of Value for the Online Educator  [cached]
Matt Elbeck, B. Jean Mandernach
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2009,
Abstract: In contrast with traditional academic disciplines, online educators do not have a generally accepted list of scholarly journals, which is in part a result of the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the relative infancy of online learning, and the view of online pedagogy as an instructional modality rather than a discrete academic discipline. The purpose of this study is to determine a comprehensive listing and relative value ranking of scholarly journals whose content informs online educators and motivates scholarship. After defining the scope of investigation to target peer-reviewed, scholarly journals with an explicit focus on computer-mediated learning (e.g., virtual, electronic, distance, distributive, mobile, and blended learning), 46 scholarly journals were identified as advancing the knowledge base in computer-mediated learning. Popularity, importance, prestige, and overall rankings for each journal are presented. The results inform online educators about the range of scholarly journals available and provide insight into the relative value of journals devoted to computer-mediated learning.
Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics Faculty Have Information Needs Similar to Basic and Medical Sciences Faculty – Online Access to Electronic Journals, PubMed/Medline, and Google. A Review of: Shpilko, I. (2011). Assessing information-seeking patterns and needs of nutrition, food science, and dietetics faculty. Library & Information Science Research, 33(2), 151-157.  [cached]
Mê-Linh Lê
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice , 2011,
Abstract: Objective – To determine the information needs of nutrition, food science, and dietetics faculty members by specifically examining how they locate and access information sources and which scholarly journals are consulted for teaching, research, and current awareness; and identifying any perceived information service needs (e.g., training). Design – Online survey questionnaire. Setting – Four senior colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Subjects – Nutrition, food science, and dietetics faculty members. Methods – Using institutional websites and the assistance of relevant affiliated librarians, 29 full-time and adjunct nutrition, food science, and dietetics faculty members were identified at Queens College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Lehman College (all part of the CUNY system). A survey was emailed in June and July 2007 and had 14 (48.4%) responses. The study was temporarily halted in late 2007. When resumed in January 2009, the survey was re-sent to the initial non-respondents; five additional responses were received for a final 65.5% (n=19) response rate. Main Results – The majority of respondents held a PhD in their field of study (63.1%), were full-time faculty (no percentage given), and female (89.5%). Information sources were ranked for usage by respondents, with scholarly journals unsurprisingly ranked highly (100%), followed by conference and seminar proceedings (78.9%), search engines (73.6%), government sources (68.4%), and information from professional organizations (68.4%). Respondents ranked the top ten journals they used for current awareness and for research and teaching purposes. Perhaps due to a lack of distinction by faculty in terms of what they use journals for, the two journal lists differ by only two titles.The majority browse e-journals (55.6%) rather than print, obtain access to e-journals through home or work computers (23.6%), and obtain access to print through personal collections (42.1%). Databases were cited as the most effective way to locate relevant information (63.1%); PubMed was the most heavily used database (73.7%), although Medline (via EBSCO), Science Direct, and Academic Search Premier were also used.Respondents were asked how they preferred to obtain online research skills (e.g., on their own, via a colleague, via a librarian, or in some other way). The linked data does not answer this question, however, and instead supplies figures on what types of sessions respondents had attended in the past (44.4% attended library instruction sessions, while others were self-taught, consulted
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