bims-librar Biomed news
on Biomedical Librarianship
Issue of 2018‒06‒03
three papers selected by
Thomas Krichel
Open Library Society

  1. J Crit Care. 2018 May 18. pii: S0883-9441(18)30020-0. [Epub ahead of print]46 88-93
    Black CS, Lehane DJ, Burns C, O'Donnell BD.
      PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the impact of open access (OA) versus paywalled access (PA) publication on Altmetric Attention Scores (AAS) and whether AAS correlates with future citation count access in the context of intensive care medicine (ICM) and anesthesia.METHODS: 1854 and 2935 publications, in the year 2015, were identified in ICM and anesthesia respectively, using a Pubmed search. The mean AAS was measured for each article.
    RESULTS: More ICM articles were OA, compared to of anesthesia articles (38.9% v 35.0% p = 0.02). The mean AAS for OA ICM publications was significantly higher than that of PA ICM publications (17.34 vs 8.45, p < 0.01), however, this was not observed when examined in a fixed follow up time frame. AAS appear to correlate with future citation counts.
    CONCLUSIONS: ICM publications that are available as OA in the medium term result in higher AAS when compared to PA publications, this phenomenon was not observed in anesthesia. AAS correlate with future citation counts, however, a larger study is required to confirm this.
    Keywords:  Alternative metrics; Citation analysis; Open access; Publication policy
  2. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2018 Jun;pii: S1877-5756(17)30190-8. [Epub ahead of print]16 80-81
    Place JM, Litwack I, Vann S.
      Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. It has profound social, economic, psychological, and physical consequences, particularly for women. Given the persistence of preventable or untreated infertility, we assessed the level of attention women's health journals have given to infertility-related concerns. We found a minimal number of articles on infertility in the past 15 years of four women's health scientific journals. We encourage more submissions and subsequent publications on infertility to women's health journals in order to enhance the ability of health educators and women's healthcare providers to promote knowledge and advance awareness of this public health issue.
    Keywords:  Disparity; Infertility; Research; Women’s health
  3. Ocul Surf. 2018 May 23. pii: S1542-0124(18)30154-X. [Epub ahead of print]
    Djalilian A.