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 David Weiss, Li Fang Chou, Tzeng Ji Chen

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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