Two papers related to Sig Metrics

Eugene Garfield eugene.garfield at THOMSONREUTERS.COM
Sat Nov 5 14:14:55 EDT 2011

TITLE:          The most cited works in major depression: The 'Citation
                classics' (Article, English)
AUTHOR:         Lipsman, N; Lozano, AM
                p.39-44 ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, AMSTERDAM

                 HIRSCH JE          P NATL ACAD SCI USA   102:16569 2005;
                 CITED  item_title; CITATION  item_title;
                 CITATION*  item_title;
                 J AFFECT DISORDERS  source_abbrev_20;
                 GARFIELD E         JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC   257:52    1987

KEYWORDS:       Major Depression; Citation analysis

ABSTRACT:       Background: The biomedical literature is growing
exponentially, with thousands of articles published each day. While the majority of published papers are of incremental value, every field also has a select, relatively small number of works that have presented important conceptual advances and have had a profound influence. We were interested in identifying such papers in the field of Major Depression.

Objective: To determine which and what type of articles in the field of Major Depression are citation classics, defined as having received equal to or exceeding 400 citations in the biomedical literature, as a surrogate marker for their impact in the field.

Methods: An online database of research publications was searched using a free, publicly accessible, and downloadable software. The terms "Depression" or "Depressive" were queried in the title of publications with no date restrictions. Out of scope publications not dealing with Major Depression or mood disorders were not considered.

Results: 243 citation classics representing the top cited manuscripts (approximately 0.1% of 240,000) in the field of Major Depression were identified. These highly cited works fell into six categories:
scales/measures, medical psychiatry, clinical trials/management, mechanisms/translational studies, imaging investigations and epidemiological/population health studies. The journals in which citation classics are published are diverse, but typically are general psychiatric or medical publications.

Conclusions: Despite the size of the field, there is a relatively parsimonious collection of citation classics in the field of Major Depression. These deal primarily with the mechanisms and epidemiology of the disease, with papers dealing with depression management accounting for the fastest growing group of citation classics. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

AUTHOR ADDRESS: AM Lozano, Univ Toronto, Toronto Western Hosp, Div
                Neurosurg, 399 Bathurst St,4W-431, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1,
TITLE:          An exploratory study on intercultural communication
                research contents and methods: A survey based on the international and
                domestic journal papers published from 2001 to 2005 (Article, English)
AUTHOR:         Hu, YH; Fan, WW
                SEP 2011. p.554-566 PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD,

SEARCH TERM(S):  JOURNAL  item_title

KEYWORDS:       Intercultural communication research contents;
                Intercultural communication research methods; Empirical
                research; Qualitative research; Quantitative research

ABSTRACT:       With the progressive acceleration of globalization in the
world, the study of intercultural communication is accordingly flourishing day by day on both domestic and international levels. In order to discern the current trends of intercultural communication research in China and abroad and furthermore provide suggestions for future research, the present study has made an analysis of 368 intercultural communication articles published between 2001 and 2005 in
11 major international and domestic academic journals, among which 203 articles are from 10 major domestic academic journals and 165 ones from the American journal entitled International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Each article is analyzed from two perspectives: the research contents and research methods. The results indicate that intercultural communication research in China is sharply different from research abroad with regards to research contents and methods. The main concern of researchers abroad is intercultural adaptation and intercultural training while the Chinese researchers are mainly concerned with cross-cultural pragmatics. As far as research methods are concerned, most studies abroad are conducted using empirical research methods, the majority of which adopt the quantitative research method. On the contrary, most studies in China are non-empirical research. Of the small number of empirical studies, considerable attention is paid to the mixed use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. At the end of the paper, constructive suggestions are made for future research. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

AUTHOR ADDRESS: YH Hu, Huazhong Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Foreign Languages,
                Wuhan 430074, Peoples R China


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