The retrospective analysis of bibliographical trends for nine biomedical engineering journals from 1999 to 2007

Foo, Jong Yong Abdiel (2009) The retrospective analysis of bibliographical trends for nine biomedical engineering journals from 1999 to 2007. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 37 7: 1474-1481. doi:10.1007/s10439-009-9700-7


Author Foo, Jong Yong Abdiel
Title The retrospective analysis of bibliographical trends for nine biomedical engineering journals from 1999 to 2007
Journal name Annals of Biomedical Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-6964
1573-9686
Publication date 2009-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10439-009-9700-7
Open Access Status
Volume 37
Issue 7
Start page 1474
End page 1481
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Abstract For academic research outcomes, there is an increasing emphasis on the bibliometric scorings like the journal impact factor (JIF) when assessment of the quality of research is required. Currently, no known study has been conducted to explore the bibliographical trends of the biomedical engineering journals indexed by the annual Journal Citation Reports® of the Thomson Scientific. In this study, the trends of nine reputable journals were selected and analyzed over a 9-year period (year 1999 to year 2007). The results show that the JIF rose exponentially for some journals (up to 597.0%) while for others, it shrank (down to −19.5%). A similar trend is observed for the citations trend over the same period and there was a significant increase in the number of citable articles published (≥23.6%) in all the selected journals using year 1999 as the base year. However, journals which published significant more non-research articles (≥10%) saw favorable subsequent effects on their citations. It is postulated that the changes in bibliographical trends can be classified as editorial and non-editorial influences. The retrospective impacts of these influences on the nine selected journals over the 9-year period were also discussed in this study.
Keyword Impact factor
Citation
Bibliographical database
Indexing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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