Hack, TF; Crooks, D; Plohman, J; Kepron, E. 2010. Research citation analysis of nursing academics in Canada: identifying success indicators. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 66 (11): 2542-2549
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Hack, TF; Crooks, D; Plohman, J; Kepron, E. 2010. Research citation analysis of
nursing academics in Canada: identifying success indicators. JOURNAL OF
ADVANCED NURSING 66 (11): 2542-2549.
Author Full Name(s): Hack, Thomas F.; Crooks, Dauna; Plohman, James;
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: citation analysis; h-index; nursing; nursing academics;
KeyWords Plus: BREAST-CANCER; PARKINSONS-DISEASE; WOMEN;
PREFERENCES; INFORMATION; VALIDATION; ILLNESS
Abstract: Aim. This article is a report of a citation analysis of research
publications by Canadian nursing academics.
Background. Citation analysis can yield objective criteria for assessing the
value of published research and is becoming increasingly popular as an
academic evaluation tool in universities around the world. Citation analysis is
useful for examining the research performance of academic researchers and
identifying leaders among them.
Methods. The journal publication records of 737 nursing academics at 33
Canadian universities and schools of nursing were subject to citation analysis
using the Scopus database. Three primary types of analysis were performed for
each individual: number of citations for each journal publication, summative
citation count of all published papers and the Scopus h-index. Preliminary
citation analysis was conducted from June to July 2009, with the final analysis
performed on 2 October 2009 following e-mail verification of publication lists.
Results. The top 20 nursing academics for each of five citation categories are
presented: the number of career citations for all publications, number of career
citations for first-authored publications, most highly cited first-authored
publications, the Scopus h-index for all publications and the Scopus h-index for
Conclusion. Citation analysis metrics are useful for evaluating the research
performance of academic researchers in nursing. Institutions are encouraged to
protect the research time of successful and promising nursing academics, and
to dedicate funds to enhance the research programmes of underperforming
academic nursing groups.
Addresses: [Hack, Thomas F.; Crooks, Dauna; Plohman, James; Kepron, Emma]
Univ Manitoba, Fac Nursing, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
Reprint Address: Hack, TF, Univ Manitoba, Fac Nursing, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2,
E-mail Address: thack at sbrc.ca
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