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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650499/evaluation-of-research-in-india-are-we-doing-it-right
#1
Muthu Madhan, Subbiah Gunasekaran, Subbiah Arunachalam
The evaluation of performance in scientific research at any level - whether at the individual, institutional, research council or country level - is not easy. Traditionally, research evaluation at the individual and institutional levels has depended largely on peer opinion, but with the rapid growth of science over the last century and the availability of databases and scientometric techniques, quantitative indicators have gained importance. Both peer review and metrics are subject to flaws, more so in India because of the way they are used...
March 23, 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629860/publish-and-perish-a-urological-perspective-on-predatory-publications
#2
Michael Di Lena, J Curtis Nickel
INTRODUCTION: It is an accepted axiom that academics must publish to be considered successful. Open-source journals are quickly gaining traction in the scientific community as an effective way to disseminate important research. The open-access movement includes many successful, well-respected operations, but has also spawned a plethora of journals, some predatory and others that appear to be amateurish academic traps. We provide a first look at open-source journals, both reputable and predatory, specifically pertaining to urology...
April 6, 2018: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629379/do-highly-cited-clinicians-get-more-citations-when-being-present-at-social-networking-sites
#3
Fatemeh Ramezani-Pakpour-Langeroudi, Maryam Okhovati, Ali Talebian
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The advent of social networking sites has facilitated the dissemination of scientific research. This article aims to investigate the presence of Iranian highly cited clinicians in social networking sites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a scientometrics study. Essential Science Indicator (ESI) was searched for Iranian highly cited papers in clinical medicine during November-December 2015. Then, the authors of the papers were checked and a list of authors was obtained...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628537/reflections-around-the-cautionary-use-of-the-h-index-response-to-teixeira-da-silva-and-dobr%C3%A3-nszki
#4
Rodrigo Costas, Thomas Franssen
In a recent Letter to the Editor Teixeira da Silva and Dobránszki (2018) present a discussion of the issues regarding the h-index as an indicator for the evaluation of individual scholars, particularly in the current landscape of the proliferation of online sources that provide individual level bibliometric indicators. From our point of view, the issues surrounding the h-index go far beyond the problems mentioned by TSD. In this letter we provide some overview of this, mostly by expanding TSD's original argument and discussing more conceptual and global issues related to the indicator, particularly in the outlook of a strong proliferation of online sources providing individual researcher indicators...
2018: Scientometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628536/count-highly-cited-papers-instead-of-papers-with-h-citations-use-normalized-citation-counts-and-compare-like-with-like
#5
Lutz Bornmann, Loet Leydesdorff
Teixeira da Silva and Dobránszki (Scientometrics. 10.1007/s11192-018-2680-3, 2018) describe practical problems in using the h -index for the purpose of research evaluation. For example, they discuss the h -index differences among the bibliometric databases. In this Letter to the Editor, we argue for abstaining from using the h -index. One can use normalized indicators instead.
2018: Scientometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621099/interpersonal-skills-among-fourth-and-fifth-year-medical-students-validation-of-an-assessment-tool
#6
Alexandre Morel, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Pierre Pottier
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate a French version of the standardized patient satisfaction questionnaire (SPSQ), an interpersonal skills assessment form, originally published in English, destined to be completed by SPs and used as a validated tool for the evaluation of communication skills of French medical students, during ambulatory care consultations. METHODS: During the academic year, fourth- and fifth-year medical students participated in mock ambulatory care consultations...
April 2018: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619975/relationship-between-citation-based-scholarly-activity-of-united-states-radiation-oncology-residents-and-subsequent-choice-of-academic-versus-private-practice-career
#7
Shearwood McClelland, Timur Mitin, Lynn D Wilson, Charles R Thomas, Jerry J Jaboin
PURPOSE: To assess h-index data and their association with radiation oncology resident choice of academic versus private-practice career, using a recent resident graduating class. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A list of 2016 radiation oncology resident graduates (163 residents from 76 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-certified programs) and their postresidency career choice (academic vs private practice) was compiled. The Scopus bibliometric citation database was then searched to collect h-index data for each resident...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619353/an-evaluation-of-h-index-as-a-measure-of-research-productivity-among-canadian-academic-plastic-surgeons
#8
Jiayi Hu, Arian Gholami, Nicholas Stone, Justyna Bartoszko, Achilleas Thoma
Background: Evaluation of research productivity among plastic surgeons can be complex. The Hirsch index (h-index) was recently introduced to evaluate both the quality and quantity of one's research activity. It has been proposed to be valuable in assessing promotions and grant funding within academic medicine, including plastic surgery. Our objective is to evaluate research productivity among Canadian academic plastic surgeons using the h-index. Methods: A list of Canadian academic plastic surgeons was obtained from websites of academic training programs...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611850/prevalence-and-impact-of-self-citation-in-academic-orthopedic-surgery
#9
Jason Silvestre, Atul F Kamath
The h-index is a commonly utilized metric for academic productivity. Previous studies have proposed that self-citation may limit the utility of the h-index. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of self-citation on the h-index among orthopedic investigators. The study cohort consisted of program directors, chairpersons, and faculty at orthopedic surgery residency programs in the United States. The Scopus database was used to determine the h-index and number of citations ± self-citations. The total number of publications was correlated with the change in the h-index via self-citation...
March 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610899/sex-differences-in-academic-rank-and-publication-rate-at-top-ranked-us-neurology-programs
#10
Mollie McDermott, Douglas J Gelb, Kelsey Wilson, Megan Pawloski, James F Burke, Anita V Shelgikar, Zachary N London
Importance: Women are underrepresented in academic neurology, and the reasons for the underrepresentation are unclear. Objective: To explore potential sex differences in top-ranked academic neurology programs by comparing the number of men and women at each academic faculty rank and how many articles each group has published. Design, Setting, and Participants: Twenty-nine top-ranked neurology programs were identified by combining the top 20 programs listed on either the 2016 or 2017 Doximity Residency Navigator tool with the top 20 programs listed in the US News and World Report ranking of Best Graduate Schools...
April 2, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603729/analysis-of-the-distribution-and-scholarly-output-from-national-institute-of-academic-anaesthesia-niaa-research-grants
#11
K El-Boghdadly, A B Docherty, A A Klein
The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) was founded in 2008 to lead a UK strategy for developing academic anaesthesia. We aimed to assess the distribution of applications and quantify the academic returns of NIAA-supported research grants, as this has hitherto not been analysed. We sought data on the baseline characteristics of all grant applicants and recipients. Every grant recipient from 2008 to 2015 was contacted to ascertain the status of their supported research projects. We also examined Google Scholar, Scopus® database and InCites Journal Citation Reports for citation, author and journal metrics, respectively...
March 30, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600347/academic-surgical-oncologists-productivity-correlates-with-gender-grant-funding-and-institutional-nci-comprehensive-cancer-center-affiliation
#12
Vi Nguyen, Rebecca A Marmor, Sonia L Ramamoorthy, Sarah L Blair, Bryan M Clary, Jason K Sicklick
BACKGROUND: A scholar's h-index is defined as the number of h papers published, each of which has been cited at least h times. We hypothesized that the h-index strongly correlates with the academic rank of surgical oncologists. METHODS: We utilized the National Cancer Institute (NCI) website to identify NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers (CCC) and Doximity to identify the 50 highest-ranked general surgery residency programs with surgical oncology divisions...
March 29, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600256/fellowships-represent-a-logical-target-for-cultivating-research-in-academic-anesthesiology
#13
Jean Daniel Eloy, Molly D Amin, Anna A Pashkova, Peter F Svider, Kevin M Mauro, Jean Anderson Eloy
Background: The need for greater emphasis on research contributions in academic anesthesiology has been widely recognized in recent years. Some propose increasing integration of research, including dedicated research time, into ACGME requirements for residency and fellowship training experiences. The h-index , an effective measure of research productivity that takes into account relevance and impact of an author's contributions on discourse within a field, was used to examine whether there are differences in research productivity between non-fellowship and fellowship-trained faculty in academic anesthesiology departments...
July 2017: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590216/perception-of-the-importance-of-chemistry-research-papers-and-comparison-to-citation-rates
#14
Rachel Borchardt, Cullen Moran, Stuart Cantrill, Chemjobber, See Arr Oh, Matthew R Hartings
Chemistry researchers are frequently evaluated on the perceived significance of their work with the citation count as the most commonly-used metric for gauging this property. Recent studies have called for a broader evaluation of significance that includes more nuanced bibliometrics as well as altmetrics to more completely evaluate scientific research. To better understand the relationship between metrics and peer judgements of significance in chemistry, we have conducted a survey of chemists to investigate their perceptions of previously published research...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582219/scientific-output-quality-of-40-globally-top-ranked-medical-researchers-in-the-field-of-osteoporosis
#15
W Pluskiewicz, B Drozdzowska, P Adamczyk, K Noga
The study presents the research output of 40 globally top-ranked authors, publishing in the field of osteoporosis. Their h-index is compared with the Scientific Quality Index (SQI), a novel indicator. Using SQI, 92.5% of the authors changed their initial positions in the general ranking. SQI partially depends on bibliometric measures different from those influencing h-index and may be considered as an assessment tool, reflecting more objective, qualitative, rather than quantitative, features of individual scientific output...
March 26, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580787/using-bibliometrics-to-analyze-the-state-of-academic-productivity-in-us-pediatric-surgery-training-programs
#16
Nidhi Desai, Laura V Veras, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements state that faculty must establish and maintain an environment of inquiry and scholarship. Bibliometrics, the statistical analysis of written publications, assesses scientific productivity and impact. The goal of this study was to understand the state of scholarship at Pediatric Surgery training programs. METHODS: Following IRB approval, Scopus was used to generate bibliometric profiles for US Pediatric Surgery training programs and faculty...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570033/taking-the-next-step-in-publication-productivity-analysis-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
#17
Ryan P Lee, Raymond Xu, Pooja Dave, Sonia Ajmera, Jock C Lillard, David Wallace, Austin Broussard, Mustafa Motiwala, Sebastian Norrdahl, Carissa Howie, Oluwatomi Akinduro, Garrett T Venable, Nickalus R Khan, Douglas R Taylor, Brandy N Vaughn, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVE There has been an increasing interest in the quantitative analysis of publishing within the field of neurosurgery at the individual, group, and institutional levels. The authors present an updated analysis of accredited pediatric neurosurgery training programs. METHODS All 28 Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship programs were contacted for the names of pediatric neurosurgeons who were present each year from 2011 through 2015. Faculty names were queried in Scopus for publications and citations during this time period...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562909/bibliometric-analysis-of-peer-reviewed-literature-in-transgender-health-1900-2017
#18
Waleed M Sweileh
BACKGROUND: Transgender community is marginalized and under-researched. Analysis of peer-reviewed literature in transgender health is needed to better understand health needs and human rights of transgender people. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze global research activity in transgender health published in peer-reviewed journals. METHODS: Peer-reviewed documents in transgender health were retrieved using Scopus database. VOSviewer was used to map frequently encountered author keywords while ArcGIS 10...
March 21, 2018: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558376/objective-methodology-to-assess-meaningful-research-productivity-by-orthopaedic-residency-departments-validation-against-widely-distributed-ranking-metrics-and-published-surrogates
#19
Louis B Jones, Sameer Goel, Leroy Y Hung, Matthew L Graves, Clay A Spitler, George V Russell, Patrick F Bergin
The mission of any academic orthopaedic training program can be divided into 3 general areas of focus: clinical care, academic performance, and research. Clinical care is evaluated on clinical volume, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and becoming increasingly focused on data-driven quality metrics. Academic performance of a department can be used to motivate individual surgeons, but objective measures are used to define a residency program. Annual in-service examinations serve as a marker of resident knowledge base, and board pass rates are clearly scrutinized...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557872/increasing-industry-support-is-associated-with-higher-research-productivity-in-orthopaedic-surgery
#20
Venkat Boddapati, Ridhi Sachdev, Michael C Fu, Christopher L Camp, Robert G Marx, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic surgeons receive a disproportionately small share of funding from the National Institutes of Health, but they receive the largest amount of funding from industry sources. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between payments from industry partners and research productivity among orthopaedic research authors, as well as to identify predictors of high research productivity. METHODS: United States-based physicians who published an article in 2016 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery or The American Journal of Sports Medicine were included in this study...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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