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Title:Pediatric trauma *research* in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries
Authors: Hefny, AF; Grivna, M; Abbas, AK; Branicki, FJ; Abu-Zidan, FM
Author Full Names: Hefny, Ashraf F.; Grivna, Michal; Abbas, Alaa K.; Branicki, Frank J.;
Abu-Zidan, Fikri M.
Source: ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 35 (2):74-80; 10.1016/j.asjsur.2012.04.021 APR 2012
children, research, strategic planning, trauma
TIBIAL SHAFT FRACTURES; TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME; SAUDI-ARABIA; HAND INJURIES; EYE INJURIES; CHILDREN; KUWAIT; MANAGEMENT; CHILDHOOD; MORTALITY
Background/Objective: To review published pediatric trauma research from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries so as to identify research fields that need to be enhanced.
Methods: A MEDLINE search for articles on pediatric trauma from GCC countries during the period 1960 to 2010 was performed. The content of articles was analyzed, classified and summarized.
Results: Fifty-three articles were found and retrieved of which 18 (34%) were published in the last 5 years, 42 (79.2%) were original articles. The first author was affiliated to a university in 29 reports (54.7%), to a community hospital in 13 (24.5%) and to a military hospital in 10 (18.9%). All articles were observational studies that included 18 (34%) case-control studies, 18 (34%) case reports/case series studies, 8 (15.1%) prospective studies, and 7 (13.2%) cross sectional studies. The median (range) *impact factor* of the journals was 1.3 (0.5-3.72). No meta-analysis studies were found.
Conclusion: A strategic plan is required to support pediatric trauma research in GCC countries so as to address unmet needs. Areas of deficiency include pre-hospital care, post-traumatic psychological effects and post-traumatic rehabilitation, interventional studies focused on a safe child environment and attitude changes, and the socioeconomic impact of pediatric trauma. Copyright (C) 2012, Asian Surgical Association. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. All rights reserved.
Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Surg, Trauma Grp, POB 17666, Al Ain, U Arab Emirates.
[Hefny, Ashraf F.; Grivna, Michal; Abbas, Alaa K.; Branicki, Frank J.; Abu-Zidan, Fikri M.] UAE Univ, Fac Med, Trauma Grp, Al Ain, U Arab Emirates
fabuzidan at uaeu.ac.ae
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Title: COMPARATIVE STUDY ON FIVE SPORT SCIENCE JOURNALS INDEXED IN WoS
Authors: Villamon, M; Job, I; Valcarcel, JV; Devis-Devis, J
Author Full Names: Villamon, Miguel; Job, Ivone; Valenciano Valcarcel, Javier; Devis-Devis,
Source: REVISTA DE PSICOLOGIA DEL DEPORTE, 21 (2):281-287; 2012
Scientific journals, Sport sciences, Web of science, Quality, Evaluation
SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS; IMPACT FACTOR
The inclusion of journals in the Web of Science is an important recognition for their scientific communities, but editors have to continue to improve their quality, this is the reason why this study evaluates five Brazilian and Spanish journals of Sport Sciences through a comparison of 15 indicators of transparency, editorial management, visibility and internationalization. The results show the need to broaden their information, the agility of their editorial processes to reduce the time between submission and publication of articles, and improve their *impact factor*. Among the editorial strategies to increase their excellence, we propose the following: emphasize the internationalization of authorship, moderating the amount of self-citations, increase circulation via social networks and incorporate other value added services.
Univ Valencia, Dpto Educ Fis & Deport, C Gasco Oliag 3, Valencia 46010, Spain.
[Villamon, Miguel] Univ Valencia, Dpto Educ Fis & Deport, Valencia 46010, Spain
[Job, Ivone] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, BR-90046900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
[Valenciano Valcarcel, Javier] Univ Castilla La Mancha, E-13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
miguel.villamon at uv.es
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UNIV ILLES BALEARS, SERVEI PUBLICACIONS INTERCANVI CIENTIFIC CAS JAI, CAMPUS UNIV, CARRETERA VALLDEMOSSA, K M 7 5, PALMA, ILLES BALEARS 07122, SPAIN
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