Bibliometric trends in ophthalmology 1997-2009

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dc.contributor.author Mansour, Ahmad M.
dc.contributor.author El Mollayess, Georges
dc.contributor.author Habib, Robert
dc.contributor.author Arabi, Asma
dc.contributor.author Medawar, Walid A.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-17T13:35:20Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-17T13:35:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-10-17
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4738 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14075
dc.description.abstract Aims: To track citation patterns in ophthalmic journals and contrast them with major medical and surgical journals from 1997 to 2009. In addition, we want to familiarize the ophthalmic community with bibliometrics indices. Materials and Methods: Data retrieved from Institute for Scientific Information and related websites include 2-year journal impact factor JIF, 5-year impact, Eigenfactor score, H-factor, Article Influence score, and SCImago factor. Results: JIF rose steadily around 10% annually in ophthalmic journals, and likewise for major medical and surgical journals. JIF correlated with recent bibliometric indicators like 5-year impact, H index, and SCImago factor but not with Eigenfactor. Ophthalmic journals publishing reviews, basic science, or large volume on broad range of topics ranked at the top for JIF, while subspecialty journals tended to have low JIF. JIF of subspecialty journal Retina rose from 0.740 (rank 23) in 2000 to 3.088 in 2007 (rank 6). Conclusions: JIF tends to rise annually by 10% in medical, surgical, and ophthalmic fields. Journals publishing reviews, basic science, or large volume on broad range of topics rank at the top for JIF. The rapid rise of JIF for Retina unlike other subspecialties that stayed status quo is multifactorial: Change in editorial policies (introduction of review articles and omission of case reports) and technological advances in the retinal field. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Bibliometric trends in ophthalmology 1997-2009 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201805227 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Indian Journal of Ophthalmology en_US
dc.journal.volume 63 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 54-58 en_US
dc.keywords Bibliometrics en_US
dc.keywords Biomedical research en_US
dc.keywords Journal impact factor en_US
dc.keywords Ophthalmic research en_US
dc.keywords Surgical research en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4103/0301-4738.151471 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mansour, A. M., El Mollayess, G., Habib, R., Arabi, A., & Medawar, W. A. (2015). Bibliometric trends in ophthalmology 1997-2009. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 63(1), 54. en_US
dc.author.email georges.elmollayess@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363959/ en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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