Nosaka M "An analysis of the selection criteria of the Brandon/Hill list: for the establishment of evaluation criteria for medical journals in medical libraries" LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (48). 2002. p.25-41
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TITLE: An analysis of the selection criteria of the Brandon/Hill
list: for the establishment of evaluation criteria for
medical journals in medical libraries(Article, English)
AUTHOR: Nosaka, M
SOURCE: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (48). 2002. p.25-41 MITA
SOC LIBRARY INFORMATION SCIENCE, TOKYO
SEARCH TERM(S): GARFIELD E rauth; JOURNALS item_title;
GARFIELD E BRIT MED J 313:411 1996
ABSTRACT: This paper examines whether journals covered by the
Brandon/Hill List (B/H List journals) could be sorted out by specific
evaluation items based on data that can be obtained publicly. Suppose B/H
List journals were positioned in the higher rank by specific evaluation
items or combinations of items, then B/H List journals could be predicted
to some extent using the evaluation items. That is, it would enable us to
guess the selection criteria of the B/H List based on those evaluation
items. Although it would not be possible to know the real criteria,
reasonable equivalents to the selection criteria of the B/H List could be
attained using those evaluation items.
Impact factor, cited number, citing number, number of articles, cited
number/citing number rate, first-publication year, price, price per
issue, number of libraries archiving the journal were used as the
evaluation items. Data concerning these items were gained from public
information resources. Cardiovascular system, internal medicine, and
surgery were determined as sample fields from 46 fields of the B/H List
2001 edition. Journals from each field were selected from the journal
list of the 2000 edition of Journal Citation Reports on CD-ROM Science
edition (JCR). There were 63 cardiovascular journals (7 were B/H list
journals), 94 were internal medicine (14 were B/H list journals), and 132
were surgery journals (7 were B/H list journals).
In the evaluation items scamined in this study, it became clear that
"number of libraries archiving the journal" and "impact factor" can sort
out the B/H List journals to some extent. However, B/H List journals were
not completely sorted out by the evaluation items used in this research.
This result suggests the need for seasoning with the additional factors
such as experience, the intuition and other personal knowledge of the
librarian, which cannot be expressed as an objective numerical value, to
create journal selection criteria.
AUTHOR ADDRESS: M Nosaka, Tokyo Med Univ Lib, Shinjuku Ku, Nishi Shinjuku
6-7-1, Tokyo 1600023, Japan
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Publisher: MITA SOC LIBRARY INFORMATION SCIENCE
Publisher Address: KEIO UNIV 2-15-45 MITA, SCHOOL LIBRARY INFO SCIENCE,
MINATO-KU, TOKYO, 108-8345, JAPAN
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