India has moved up its publications ranking globally to fourth, and to second amongst Asiatic countries in 2020, Bio Med Frontiers in all subject areas. In Diabetes journals the Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews is the fastest growing journal with the highest Cite Scoree, currently.
The Association of Hospital Research Publications and Clinical Quality.
To assess the quantity and impact of research publications among US acute care hospitals; to identify hospital characteristics associated with publication volumes; and to estimate the independent association of bibliometric indicators with Hospital Compare quality measures.
Data sources: Hospital Compare; American Hospital Association Survey; Magnet Recognition Program; Science Citation Index Expanded.
In cross-sectional studies using a 40% random sample of US Medicare-participating hospitals, we estimated associations of hospital characteristics with publication volumes and associations of hospital-linked bibliometric indicators with 19 Hospital Compare quality metrics.
Using standardized search strategies, we identified all publications attributed to authors from these institutions from 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2016 and their subsequent citations through July 2020.
- Only 647 of 1604 study hospitals (40.3%) had ≥1 publication. Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) hospitals had significantly more publications (average 599 versus 11 for non-COTH teaching and 0.6 for non-teaching hospitals), and their publications were cited more frequently (average 22.6/publication) than those from non-COTH teaching (18.2 citations) or non-teaching hospitals (12.8 citations).
- In multivariable regression, teaching intensity, hospital beds, Provider New England or Pacific region, and not-for-profit or government ownership were significant predictors of higher publication volumes; the percentage of Medicaid admissions was inversely associated.
- In multivariable linear regression, hospital publications were associated with significantly lower risk-adjusted mortality rates for acute myocardial infarction (coefficient – 0.52, p = 0.01), heart failure (coefficient – 0.74, p = 0.004), pneumonia (coefficient – 1.02, p = 0.001), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (coefficient – 0.48, p = 0.005), and coronary artery bypass surgery (coefficient – 0.73, p < 0.0001); higher overall Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) ratings (coefficient 2.37, p = 0.04); and greater patient willingness to recommend (coefficient 3.38, p = 0.01).
A minority of US hospitals publish in the biomedical literature. Publication quantity and impact indicators are independently associated with lower risk-adjusted mortality and higher HCAHPS scores. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Publications; outcomes; quality; research.
Bibliometric Evaluation of 2012-2020 Publications on Ferroptosis in Cancer Treatment.
- Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent regulated cell-death caused by the accumulation of lipid peroxides, which is different from apoptosis, autophagy, necroptosis and other forms of regulatory cell death in morphology and mechanism.
- It has attracted interest and attention of scholars from all over the world during the past years. Recent studies have shown that ferroptosis is able to play a clear and important role in cancer treatment, providing a bright prospect for targeted cancer therapy.
- This article aims to analyze current scientific results about the application of ferroptosis in the field of cancer treatment, providing new ideas for further research. We retrieved publications related to ferroptosis and cancer treatment from 2012 to 2020 from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC), screening them according to the inclusion criteria.
- A total of 965 related papers were included, and the total number of publications increased year by year. We used CiteSpace 5.7. R2, VOSviewer and Microsoft Excel 2019 to evaluate and visualize the results, analyzing institutions, countries/regions, journals, authors, co-cited reference and keywords. Overall, with more and more evidence showing the indispensable role of ferroptosis in cancer, its mechanism research and target discovery may become the main direction of future research.
Stigmatizing Terminology for Outcomes and Processes (STOP) in Alcohol Research: A Meta-epidemiologic Assessment of Language Used in Clinical Trial Publications.
Stigmatizing language used to describe patients and medical conditions is associated with poorer health outcomes.
A recent investigation showed that approximately 80% of medical literature focused on alcohol use disorder (AUD) contained stigmatizing terms related to individuals; however, the quantification of stigmatizing terminology for outcomes and processes (STOP) among AUD research is unknown.
Thus, our primary objective was to evaluate publications of clinical trials for their inclusion of STOP.
We performed a systematic search of PubMed for AUD clinical trials between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2021. Article screening and data extraction were performed in a masked, duplicate manner by 2 investigators. We searched the full text of included manuscripts for STOP.
We reported the frequency and percentage of manuscripts with STOP and individual terms. We evaluated associations between STOP usage and several clinical trial characteristics via logistic regression.
Our search returned 1552 articles, which were then randomized and the first 500 were screened for inclusion. Of 147 included articles, 115 (78.2%) included STOP.
The most common STOP were “drop out” (38.78%; 57/147), “relapse” (36.05%; 53/147), and “adherent, nonadherence” (35.37%; 52/147). No significant associations were found between STOP usage and trial characteristics.
STOP was found in a majority of AUD clinical trial publications. As AUD is highly stigmatized, steps should be taken to eliminate usage of STOP in literature pertaining to AUD treatments.
Many stigmatizing terms can be replaced by person-centered, more clinically accurate terms to further combat AUD stigma.
Bibliometric Analysis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Publication Trends from Asia and Australasia.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), once an orphan disease, has gained increased interest worldwide. The most highly cited works in HS are from North America and Europe despite known phenotypic and epidemiological differences globally.
Herein, we perform a bibliometric analysis to characterize HS publication trends in Asia and Australasia (AA) over the last decade.
PubMed database was searched to identify HS-related articles and were analyzed for senior authorship, country of origin, article topic, and study design.
The search criteria yielded 163 articles from AA. Rapid increase in publications started in 2015 with 75% (123/163) of total articles published in the last half of the decade. Case reports/series were consistently the most published study type yearly and overall (49%, 80/163).
Efforts were made to increase high level of evidence publications with both randomized controlled trials from Japan and Turkey including all Asian patients. China, Japan, and India were the leading publishing countries with Australia, Israel, and Turkey increasingly contributing in the last half of the decade.
Advancements in HS research are encouraging with increases in publication numbers and diversity; however, more geographical diversity is needed in order to garner a better understanding of the disease and treatment options.
More journal articles and fewer books: Publication practices in the social sciences in the 2010’s.
The number of scholarly journal articles published each year is growing, but little is known about the relationship between journal article growth and other forms of scholarly dissemination (e.g., books and monographs).
Journal articles are the de facto currency of evaluation and prestige in STEM fields, but social scientists routinely publish books as well as articles, representing a unique opportunity to study increased article publications in disciplines with other dissemination options.
We studied the publishing activity of social science faculty members in 12 disciplines at 290 Ph.D. granting institutions in the United States between 2011 and 2019, asking:
1) have publication practices changed such that more or fewer books and articles are written now than in the recent past?;
2) has the percentage of scholars actively participating in a particular publishing type changed over time?; and
3) do different age cohorts evince different publication strategies?
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In all disciplines, journal articles per person increased between 3% and 64% between 2011 and 2019, while books per person decreased by at least 31% and as much as 54%.
All age cohorts show increased article authorship over the study period, and early career scholars author more articles per person than the other cohorts in eight disciplines. The article-dominated literatures of the social sciences are becoming increasingly similar to those of STEM disciplines.