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A longitudinal analysis of bibliometric and impact factor trends among the core international journals of nursing, 1977–2008

Published on Dec 1, 2010in International Journal of Nursing Studies 3.57
· DOI :10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.05.006
Derek R. Smith16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RMIT: RMIT University)
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Abstract Background Although bibliometric analysis affords significant insight into the progression and distribution of information within a particular research field, detailed longitudinal studies of this type are rare within the field of nursing. Objectives This study aimed to investigate, from a bibliometric perspective, the progression and trends of core international nursing journals over the longest possible time period. Methods A detailed bibliometric analysis was undertaken among 7 core international nursing periodicals using custom historical data sourced from the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports ® . Results In the 32 years between 1977 and 2008, the number of citations received by these 7 journals increased over 700%. A sustained and statistically significant ( p p Conclusions Overall, this study provides one of the most comprehensive, longitudinal bibliometric analyses ever conducted in the field of nursing. Impressive and continual impact factor gains suggest that published nursing research is being increasingly seen, heard and cited in the international academic community.
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Published on Jul 1, 2010in Nurse Education Today 2.44
Patrick A Crookes18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UOW: University of Wollongong),
Samantha Reis9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UOW: University of Wollongong),
Sandra C. Jones43
Estimated H-index: 43
(UOW: University of Wollongong)
Summary Publication in quality journals has long been a yardstick for measuring academic performance, although there is a divergence of opinions as to how to define and measure "journal quality". For some time the primary tools for assessing journal quality have been the ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factors (JIFs), although it has been argued that these are less appropriate for practical disciplines such as nursing midwifery. In order to accurately reflect the nature of nu...
Derek R. Smith16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RMIT: RMIT University)
The current study sought to investigate and analyze citation-based trends in the field of human factors and ergonomics over a relatively long period of time. Journals were selected from the Ergonomics Journal List (EJL), originally formulated by Dul and Karwowski in 2004. Data were extracted from the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports via a custom order in 2008. Various bibliometric indicators were examined and analyzed, including total citation counts, cited half-lives, immediacy indices,...
Published on Nov 30, 2009in Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health 1.48
Derek R. Smith16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RMIT: RMIT University)
This article describes a 30-year citation analysis of the Archives of Environmental Health (AEH), from the earliest available data in 1975, to 2004, when it became the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health (AEOH). Longitudinal trends were examined regarding the number of items published, the number of citations received, the immediacy index, and the journal's impact factor. A list of the 5 most highly cited articles was also established, including citation frequency and citation lag ti...
Published on Nov 30, 2009in Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health 1.48
Derek R. Smith16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RMIT: RMIT University)
ABSTRACT Although numerous lists of “citation classics” have been compiled across a variety of scientific fields, few have included articles from environmental and occupational health (EOH). This investigation sought to identify and analyze the most highly cited articles ever published in the Journal of Industrial Hygiene (1919–1935), the Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology (1936–1949), the Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine (1950), the American Medical Association...
Published on Oct 1, 2009in Contact Dermatitis 5.50
Derek R. Smith16
Estimated H-index: 16
(RMIT: RMIT University)
Background: Although citation analysis represents an increasingly common method for examining the performance of scientific journals, few longitudinal studies have been conducted in the specialist fields of dermatology. Objectives: The objective of this study was to provide the first comprehensive bibliometric analysis of Contact Dermatitis for the 30-year period between 1977 and 2006. Materials and Methods: Detailed historical data were extracted from the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report...
Published on Sep 9, 2009in JAMA 51.27
Marie E. McVeigh5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Stephen J. Mann1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Sep 1, 2009in Journal of Clinical Nursing 1.76
Debra Jackson Rn42
Estimated H-index: 42
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Carol Haigh15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Roger Watson44
Estimated H-index: 44
Published on Aug 1, 2009in Manual Therapy 2.62
Derek R. Smith27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Newcastle),
Darren A. Rivett24
Estimated H-index: 24
(University of Newcastle)
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in Scientometrics 2.77
Hale Turhan Damar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Dokuz Eylül University),
Özlem Bilik2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Dokuz Eylül University)
+ 2 AuthorsMuhammet Damar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Dokuz Eylül University)
Scientometrics, bibliometrics, webometrics, and informetrics are specific research fields that cover statistical analyses of a particular research field which summarize the information related to topics handled during a particular time period; authors, citations and their demographic characteristics; network relationships among the authors. This study, which can be classified in both scientometrics and webometrics, aims at revealing the current situation and the performance of academicians worki...
Published on Sep 1, 2017in Nursing Outlook 2.54
Macarena C. Cáceres13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Extremadura),
Jorge Guerrero-Martín1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Extremadura)
+ 3 AuthorsNoelia Durán-Gómez1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Extremadura)
Abstract Background The use of bibliometric indicators (impact factor [IF], impact index, h-index, etc.) is now believed to be a fundamental measure of the quality of scientific research output. In this context, the presence of scientific nursing journals in international databases and the factors influencing their impact ratings is being widely analyzed. Purpose The aim of this study was to analyze the presence of scientific nursing journals in international databases and track the changes in t...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Nursing Research 2.02
Peter Kokol4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Helena Blažun Vošner4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Joeri Vermeulen1
Estimated H-index: 1
BackgroundSleeping Beauties (SBs) are publications that are scarcely cited in the years immediately following publication but then suddenly become highly cited later. Such publications have unique citation patterns and can reveal important developments in the field in which they appear.ObjectivesNo
Published on Nov 1, 2016in Journal of Advanced Nursing 2.38
Derek R. Smith27
Estimated H-index: 27
(JCU: James Cook University),
Roger Watson44
Estimated H-index: 44
(University of Hull)
Aims A discussion of bibliometrics, altmetrics and social media for the contemporary nursing scholar and academic researcher. Background Today's nursing academic faces myriad challenges in balancing their daily life and, in recent years, academic survival has been increasingly challenged by the various research assessment exercises that evaluate the performance of knowledge institutions. As such, it is essential that today's nursing academic keep up to date with the core competencies needed for ...
Published on Jul 1, 2016in Journal of Nursing Regulation
David Benton12
Estimated H-index: 12
(National Council of State Boards of Nursing),
Maryann Alexander5
Estimated H-index: 5
Introduction Bibliometric analysis is a technique that can be used to understand the structure and content of a scientific domain. Aim The aim of this study is to analyze the scientific content of the articles contained in the first 6 years of the Journal of Nursing Regulation . Method Data were extracted using Scopus to identify the bibliographic information related to all peer-reviewed articles. The articles were then imported into VOSviewer where a co-word analysis was completed. Results Six ...
Published on Feb 1, 2016in Journal of Neurosurgery
Garrett T. Venable8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Boston Children's Hospital),
Brandon A. Shepherd3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Boston Children's Hospital)
+ 5 AuthorsPaul Klimo16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
OBJECT Bradford’s law describes the scatter of citations for a given subject or field. It can be used to identify the most highly cited journals for a field or subject. The objective of this study was to use currently accepted formulations of Bradford’s law to identify core journals of neurosurgery and neurosurgical subspecialties. METHODS All original research publications from 2009 to 2013 were analyzed for the top 25 North American academic neurosurgeons from each subspecialty. The top 25 wer...
Abbas Heydari9
Estimated H-index: 9
(MUMS: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences),
Hossein Karimi Moonaghi5
Estimated H-index: 5
(MUMS: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsMahmoud Bakhshi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(MUMS: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences)
Background and Purpose: One of the most reliable methods to evaluate the scientific status of nursing is the assessment of the trend and quality of related articles. This study aimed to determine the publication status and general quality of articles published by Iranian nursing scholars engaged in different nursing and midwifery schools in well-known international journals during 2000-2011. Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted using scientometric methods and data obtai...
Steve Emerson (California Baptist University)
This study analyzes the citations of 50 Doctor of Nursing Practice dissertations as part of an academic library's preparation to support a university's new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The study demonstrates that peer-reviewed journals are by a large margin the information resource used the most in preparing Doctor of Nursing Practice dissertations, and it develops a list of serials titles with the most heavily weighted impact. The issue of resource currency is analyzed, and the study fin...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Childs Nervous System 1.33
Garrett T. Venable8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center),
Brandon A. Shepherd3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
+ 3 AuthorsPaul Klimo16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
Purpose Bradford’s law describes the number of core journals in a given field or subject and has recently been applied to neurosurgery. The objective of this study was to use currently accepted formulations of Bradford’s law to identify core journals of pediatric neurosurgery. An additional analysis was completed to compare regional dependence on citation density among North American and European neurosurgeons.