• Representation of cancer in the medical literature--a bibliometric analysis.

      Glynn, Ronan W; Chin, Ji Z; Kerin, Michael J; Sweeney, Karl J; Department of Surgery, Clinical Science Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland. ronanglynn@doctors.org.uk (PLoS One, 2010-11)
      Oncology enjoys disproportionate representation in the more prestigious medical journals. 5 cancers dominate yield, although this attention is justified given their associated disease burden. The commonly used IF and the recently introduced EF do not correlate in the assessment of the preeminent oncology journals, nor at the level of individual malignancies; there is a need to delineate between proxy measures of quality and the relevance of output when assessing its merit. These results raise significant questions regarding the best method of assessment of research and scientific output in the field of oncology.