The impact of impact factor on small specialties: A case study of family medicine in Taiwan

Ming Hsien Lin, Liang Kung Chen, Shinn Jang Hwang, Barry D Weiss, Li Fang Chou, Tzeng Ji Chen

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Abstract

The Science Citation Index (SCI) with its coverage of journals has been forming a criterion for the performance assessment of researchers worldwide. If the journals of a specialty were underproportionally indexed, its development in research could be distorted in the long term. A MEDLINE-based bibliometric analysis of research output by family medicine departments in Taiwan from 1990 to 2003 might help to provide some evidence of the influence of SCI on the developing disciplines. copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-520
Number of pages8
JournalScientometrics
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

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The impact of impact factor on small specialties : A case study of family medicine in Taiwan. / Lin, Ming Hsien; Chen, Liang Kung; Hwang, Shinn Jang; Weiss, Barry D; Chou, Li Fang; Chen, Tzeng Ji.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 66, No. 3, 02.2006, p. 513-520.

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Lin, Ming Hsien ; Chen, Liang Kung ; Hwang, Shinn Jang ; Weiss, Barry D ; Chou, Li Fang ; Chen, Tzeng Ji. / The impact of impact factor on small specialties : A case study of family medicine in Taiwan. In: Scientometrics. 2006 ; Vol. 66, No. 3. pp. 513-520.
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