Research Quality is an analysis of academic publications in the biomedical journals using the bibliometric and scientometric tools and analytics for the research impact and development of the scientific research and policy. Analysis of academic publications helps to understand the academic and scientific development, influence, and research impact of scholars’ research. Analysis of biomedical scholarly publication leads to the enhancement of the research in healthcare and reduction of the adverse effects of the environment and environmental changes that impact human health.
Research productivity, collaboration, research topics, citation impact and other metrics are included in research quality analysis to assess and communicate the value of the academic publication in biomedical research.
Research Quality Initiative provides an analysis of the research publication using scientometric methodology to determine the research, policy, and health impacts of research publications to WRNMMC researchers. To request the Research Quality Analysis, please submit the request for Research Quality Analysis. If you have questions about the research quality analysis and conduction of the research quality analysis of academic publications, contact Dr. Tmanova.
Citation Analysis Research:
Tmanova, L., & Sheehy, H. (2013). The effect of Internet acces on usage for government information in scholarly scientific publication: Preliminary findings. Paper presented at the The Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MAC-MLA), Pittsburgh, PA.
Purpose: The study’s objective is to determine frequency and pattern of use of government information in core journals in the area of medicine and health sciences using citation analysis.
Methodology: The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Nursing, and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition American from the years 1995-2010 were examined. Government documents were identified and analyzed as to provenance from federal, state, local, international (intergovernmental), and foreign national government agencies as well as specifically from the CDC and World Health Organization. Citation analysis was used to assess the impact of web-based electronic resources on the frequency of citation of government information.
Results: Citations of federal and international government information across all journals showed an increase. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Medicine, and New England Journal of Medicine showed the highest citation rates for materials from the federal government generally. The most frequently cited materials were from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.
Conclusion: Electronic access to library resources clearly facilitates scholarly research. Preliminary results of this study indicate that online access to federal and international government information increases its citation in journals literature. State, local and foreign national government information showed little change and reasons for this remain to be explored.
Journal Impact Factor and Journal Rank
Abrizah, A., Erfanmanesh, M., Rohani, V. A., Thelwall, M., Levitt, J. M., & Didegah, F. (2014). Sixty-four years of informetrics research: Productivity, impact and collaboration. Scientometrics, 101(1), 569-585.
Jarwal, S. D., Brion, A. M., & King, M. L. (2009). Measuring research quality using the journal impact factor, citations and ‘Ranked Journals’: blunt instruments or inspired metrics?Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 31(4), 289-300.
Mingers, J., & Leydesdorff, L. (2015). A review of theory and practice in scientometrics. European journal of operational research, 246(1), 1-19.
Moed, H. F., & Halevi, G. (2015). Multidimensional assessment of scholarly research impact. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(10), 1988-2002.
Priem, J., Taraborelli, D., Groth, P., & Neylon, C. (2010). Altmetrics: A manifesto, 26 October 2010. http://altmerics.org/manifesto
Seglen, P. O. (1997). Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research. British Medical Journal, 314(7079), 497.
Van Leeuwen, T. N., Visser, M. S., Moed, H. F., Nederhof, T. J., & Van Raan, A. F. (2003). The Holy Grail of science policy: Exploring and combining bibliometric tools in search of scientific excellence. Scientometrics, 57(2), 257-280.
Van Raan, A. F. (2005). Fatal attraction: Conceptual and methodological problems in the ranking of universities by bibliometric methods. Scientometrics, 62(1), 133-143.
Darnall Medical Library | Walter Reed NMMC | Building 1, Room 3458 | 8955 Wood Road | Bethesda, MD 20889 | 301-295-1184/85 | Open Monday-Friday, 0700-1730
After-hours access to the library is available to WRNMMC Staff via the CDO at 301-295-4611.