Ramsdell, R; Lerman, J; Pickhardt, D; Feldman, D; Foster, J; Houle, TT Subspecialty Impact Factors: The Contribution of Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Articles ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108 (1): 105-110 JAN 2009
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Author(s): Ramsdell, R (Ramsdell, Robert); Lerman, J (Lerman, Jerrold);
Pickhardt, D (Pickhardt, Donald); Feldman, D (Feldman, Doron); Foster, J
(Foster, James); Houle, TT (Houle, Timothy T.)
Title: Subspecialty Impact Factors: The Contribution of Pediatric
Anesthesia and Pain Articles
Source: ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108 (1): 105-110 JAN 2009
Document Type: Article
Keywords Plus: MEDICAL JOURNALS; FUTURE
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The Science Citation Index "Journal Impact Factor"
(JIF) is widely used to assess journal quality and prestige. The JIFs for
the specialty anesthesia are reported annually, however, the impact
factors (IFs) for subspecialties in those journals have not been reported.
Therefore, we compared the TFs of pediatric anesthesia (Ped IFs) and pain
(Pain IFs) articles from four anesthesia journals for two epochs.
METHODS: An article-by-article manual search for "source" pediatric
anesthesia and pain articles published in 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2004 in
Anesthesiology, Anesthesia & Analgesin, British Jounal of Anaesthesia, and
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia was performed. The citations for each of
these articles in each of the years were surveyed in the ISI Web of
Science database. Ped IFs and Pain IFs for the 2000 and 2005 epochs were
calculated and compared with the JIF from which they were derived and to
those Of the journal, Pediatric Anesthesia.
RESULTS: Ped IFs for the four journals in 2005 exceeded those in 2000,
whereas the Pain IFs were unchanged. For both the Ped IFs and the Pain
IFS, there was a significant effect of the journal. The Pain IFs were 70%,
greater than the Ped IFs.
CONCLUSIONS: Ped IFs were consistently less than the JIFs in which they
were published and the Pain IFs, except for the British Journal of
Annaesthesia 2005 in the latter case. The numbers of citations of
pediatric anesthesia articles were greater in journals with greater IFs.
The implications of subspecialty IFs warrant further consideration.
Addresses: [Ramsdell, Robert; Lerman, Jerrold; Pickhardt, Donald; Feldman,
Doron; Foster, James] SUNY Buffalo, Dept Anesthesiol, Womens & Childrens
Hosp, Buffalo, NY 14222 USA; [Lerman, Jerrold] Univ Rochester, Strong Mem
Hosp, Dept Anesthesiol, Rochester, NY 14642 USA; [Pickhardt, Donald] SUNY
Buffalo, Dept Pediat, Womens & Childrens Hosp, Buffalo, NY 14222 USA;
[Houle, Timothy T.] Wake Forest Univ, Sch Med, Dept Anesthesiol, Winston
Salem, NC 27109 USA
Reprint Address: Lerman, J, SUNY Buffalo, Dept Anesthesiol, Womens &
Childrens Hosp, 219 Bryant St, Buffalo, NY 14222 USA.
E-mail Address: jerrold.lerman at gmail.com
Cited Reference Count: 17
Times Cited: 0
Publisher: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Publisher Address: 530 WALNUT ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-3621 USA
29-char Source Abbrev.: ANESTH ANALG
ISO Source Abbrev.: Anesth. Analg.
Source Item Page Count: 6
Subject Category: Anesthesiology
ISI Document Delivery No.: 387PB
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