A bibliographic snapshot of the telemedicine citation literature

Whan, Peter J., Brown, Nancy A. and Wootton, Richard (2006) A bibliographic snapshot of the telemedicine citation literature. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 12 3: 95-102. doi:10.1258/135763306779380192

Author Whan, Peter J.
Brown, Nancy A.
Wootton, Richard
Title A bibliographic snapshot of the telemedicine citation literature
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/135763306779380192
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 95
End page 102
Total pages 8
Editor Richard Wootton
Elizabeth Krupinski
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321099 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
Abstract There appear to have been no previous literature-based or literature-oriented studies in telemedicine which have analysed raw citation data. Using a simple search strategy, the Web of Science was analysed up to the end of 2005 to give a snapshot of the field, and to identify matters which would need to be considered in larger scale bibliometric studies. Of the 3673 telemedicine documents retrieved, 2213 (60%) had been cited. Of 56,875 citation records, 32,460 unique citation formats were found. The most-cited paper, and the paper with the greatest annual citation rate, was Perednia and Allen's review article in JAMA, 1995. The two specialist telemedicine journals published 40% of all papers retrieved. In the general literature (i.e. excluding the two specialist journals) there were 1556 citations to their 1374 'citable' articles, apportioned in the ratio 76:24, almost exactly in accordance with the distribution of the articles themselves. However, each of the two specialist telemedicine journals cited itself in a proportion higher than its share of original articles, with an 'excess' of self-citations of 14% in the journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, and 19% in the Telemedicine journal and E-Health. Despite certain technical difficulties, there is considerable scope for bibliometric research in telemedicine.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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