Davis M, Wilson CS "Research contributions in ophthalmology: Australia's productivity CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY 31 (4): 286-293 AUG 2003"
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TITLE Research contributions in ophthalmology: Australia's productivity
AUTHORS Davis M, Wilson CS
JOURNAL CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY 31 (4): 286-293 AUG 2003
Document type: Article Language: English Cited References: 13 Times Cited: 2
Background: In 2000, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology (ANZJO ) changed title
to Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. At this
time, a review of Australia's contributions to the literature over the previous 21 years appears timely.
Bibliometric indicators are used extensively to assess research
performance as they offer views of a field that might not otherwise be apparent. The aim of this study was
to explore publication output data to construct a picture of
ophthalmology that may be of benefit to researchers and ophthalmologists.
Methods: Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index databases were used to collate data
on ophthal-mology research literature from 1980 to 2000.
Subsequent analysis particularly focused on Australia's contribution to this literature, including
publication frequency vis-a-vis the world, collaboration, and the
journals in which Australian researchers frequently publish. These data were also compared with other
countries of similar scientific stature or language.
Results: Since 1980, Australia has ranked in the top 10 nations contributing to world ophthalmology
research. Its contribution was close to world average in the
1980s, but increasing numbers of researchers and papers show Australia exceeding the world average
during the 1990s. Most ophthalmology research
collaboration by Australians is within Australia. Although fewer in number, collaborative papers with
overseas researchers include 28 other countries. Data on the
journals in which Australians publish show that Australian researchers continue to exhibit a preference for
publication in their own regional journals.
Conclusions: This paper, one of a series on the literature of the vision sciences, provides some initial
benchmarks on Australia's standing and contribution to the field
of ophthalmology research.
collaboration, comparative national productivity, journals, ophthalmological literature, research
Davis M, Univ New S Wales, Sch Informat Syst Technol & Management, Bibliometr & Informetr Res Grp,
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Univ New S Wales, Sch Informat Syst Technol & Management, Bibliometr & Informetr Res Grp, Sydney,
NSW 2052, Australia
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