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Analysis of international content of ranked nursing journals in 2005 using ex post facto design

Published on Jun 1, 2011in Journal of Advanced Nursing 2.38
· DOI :10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05566.x
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Shu-Yuan Lin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KMU: Kaohsiung Medical University)
+ 2 AuthorsSinead Keeney22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Ulster University)
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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine articles in ISI-ranked nursing journals and to analyse the articles and journals, using definitions of international and article content. Background. Growing emphasis on global health includes attention on international nursing literature. Contributions from Latin America and Africa have been reported. Attention to ranked nursing journals to support scholarship in global health is needed. Method. Using an ex post facto design, characteristics of 2827 articles, authors and journals of 32 ranked nursing journals for the year 2005 were analysed between June 2006 and June 2007. Using definitions of international and of article content, research questions were analysed statistically. Findings. (a) 928 (32 center dot 8%) articles were international; (b) 2016 (71 center dot 3%) articles were empirical or scholarly; (c) 826 (89 center dot 3%) articles reflecting international content were scholarly or empirical; (d) among international articles more were empirical (66 center dot 3% vs. 32 center dot 8%; chi 2((1)) = 283 center dot 6, P < 0 center dot 001); (e) among non-international articles more were scholarly (29 center dot 9% vs. 22 center dot 7%; chi 2((1)) = 15 center dot 85, P < 0 center dot 001; 22 center dot 7%); (f) 1004 (78 center dot 0%) articles were international, based on author characteristics; (f) 20 (62 center dot 5%) journals were led by an international editorial team; and (g) international journals had more international articles (3 center dot 6% vs. 29 center dot 2%; chi 2((1)) = 175 center dot 75, P < 0 center dot 001) and higher impact factors than non-international journals (t = -14 center dot 43, P < 0 center dot
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Published on Mar 1, 2009in Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2.54
Sarah Mendoza‐Parra1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UdeC: University of Concepción),
Tatiana Paravic-Klijn8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UdeC: University of Concepción)
+ 2 AuthorsEvaristo Jiménez-Contreras19
Estimated H-index: 19
(UGR: University of Granada)
Objectives: To analyze scientific activity in Latin American nursing using bibliometric indicators. Materials and Methods: This is a quantitative, descriptive study of the universe of Latin American nursing journals (119) and scientific documents (13,208) published according to current library databases including: the Web of Science (WOS), Medline, LILACS, Periodica, Cuiden, and SciELO. A database was prepared using ProCite®. Results: The PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) Open-access Direc...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2.54
Denise F. Polit21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Griffith University),
Cnm Cheryl Tatano Beck DNSc50
Estimated H-index: 50
(UConn: University of Connecticut)
Purpose: To compare the characteristics of nursing research being done in different countries, using data from studies published in nonspecialty, English-language nursing journals. Design: Data for this cross-sectional analysis were retrieved from a consecutive sample of 1,072 studies published in eight leading English-language research journals in 2005 and 2006. Methods: For each study, data were extracted on the characteristics of the study participants and authors, study focus-specialty area,...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2.54
Oluyinka Adejumo5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UWC: University of the Western Cape),
Eucebious Lekalakala-Mokgele2
Estimated H-index: 2
(NWU: North-West University)
Purpose: This paper is a description of a study about articles published about nursing in Africa from 1986 to 2006. Methods: An exhaustive database search of articles written by nurses or articles related to nursing in Africa was done. Access to the database was mainly via EBSCO (http://www.ebsco.com), which allowed searching seven electronic databases. These are major databases useful for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, and archives. Data were recorded on comp...
David A. Pendlebury2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Thomson Reuters)
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Published on Apr 1, 2008
Hugh McKenna37
Estimated H-index: 37
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Oliver Slevin4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Nalini Jairath3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Marcelo Hermes-Lima28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UnB: University of Brasília),
Natacha C.F. Santos4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UnB: University of Brasília)
+ 1 AuthorsSergio T. Ferreira46
Estimated H-index: 46
(UFRJ: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Summary Science in Latin America has experienced vigorous growth in the past decade, as demonstrated by the fact that the Latin American share of the world’s scientific publications increased from 1.8% in 1991 – 1995 to 3.4% in 1999 – 2003. Significant growth has also taken place in the numbers of PhDs in science and engineering (S&E) awarded in Latin American countries in recent years, including those in the natural sciences. Importantly, albeit at different rates, growth has been verified in a...
Published on Oct 1, 2006in Journal of Advanced Nursing 2.38
Anne Marie Rafferty27
Estimated H-index: 27
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Michael Traynor16
Estimated H-index: 16
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Roger D. Peng42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Johns Hopkins University),
Francesca Dominici61
Estimated H-index: 61
(Johns Hopkins University),
Scott L. Zeger76
Estimated H-index: 76
(Johns Hopkins University)
The replication of important findings by multiple independent investigators is fundamental to the accumulation of scientific evidence. Researchers in the biologic and physical sciences expect results to be replicated by independent data, analytical methods, laboratories, and instruments. Epidemiologic studies are commonly used to quantify small health effects of important, but subtle, risk factors, and replication is of critical importance where results can inform substantial policy decisions. H...
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Rosanne Cecil4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Kathryn Thompson8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Kader Parahoo20
Estimated H-index: 20
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Matilde Giacomello , Cristina Canova26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UNIPD: University of Padua),
Renzo Zanotti8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UNIPD: University of Padua)
Abstract Aims To assess Italian nurse academics’ scientific activity by exploring their publications in international journals. Background The scientific production of a discipline's academics is a requisite for the university accreditation process and for employment in academic positions. It can also be used as an indicator of the maturity and importance of a given discipline in a country. Italian nurse academics’ scientific production has not been analyzed recently. Design Quantitative descrip...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Journal of Advanced Nursing 2.38
María del Carmen Giménez-Espert2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Valencia),
Vicente Javier Prado-Gascó7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Valencia)
Published on Dec 29, 2014in Nursing and midwifery studies
Iman Tahamtan4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Zeinab Bagheri1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 3 AuthorsReza Negarandeh14
Estimated H-index: 14
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Published on Jan 1, 2014in The Scientific World Journal
Patricia M Davidson49
Estimated H-index: 49
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Phillip J. Newton20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
+ 5 AuthorsDebra Jackson Rn42
Estimated H-index: 42
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
Background. Bibliometrics are an essential aspect of measuring academic and organizational performance. Aim. This review seeks to describe methods for measuring bibliometrics, identify the strengths and limitations of methodologies, outline strategies for interpretation, summarise evaluation of nursing and midwifery performance, identify implications for metric of evaluation, and specify the implications for nursing and midwifery and implications of social networking for bibliometrics and measur...
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The recent and rapid growth of technology during the last several years has dramatically increased the number of new online degree programs and courses in the United States. As a result, enrollment into these online programs and courses has also increased. The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) estimated there was a total of 12.2 million enrollments in college-level credit-granting distance education courses in 2006–07. A study by the Department of Education (2011) found that fr...
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Neil Millar5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College),
Brian Budgell10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College),
Keith Fuller1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
Medical writing is sometimes criticized for excessive use of the passive voice. The purpose of this study is twofold: (i) to provide quantitative descriptions of how the passive voice is used in medical journals and (ii) to assess the impact of style guidelines encouraging use of the active voice. From a corpus of 297 primary research articles published in the top five medical journals, we extracted 19,691 passive constructions. Analyses show that guidelines have a significant effect on use of t...
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Montserrat Díaz-Membrives1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Sara Farrero-Muñoz1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Teresa Lluch-Canut7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Barcelona)
Resumen Objetivos Identificar las caracteristicas bibliometricas de las revistas de Enfermeria con Factor de Impacto (FI) y analizar caracteristicas metodologicas y de autoria de los estudios originales publicados en revistas con FI. Metodo Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo. Se ha realizado una revision bibliografica de las publicaciones de Enfermeria incluidas en el Journal Citation Reports (JCR) durante los anos 2009 y 2010, con el analisis de una muestra de los articulos originales publicados...