bims-librar Biomed news
on Biomedical librarianship
Issue of 2018‒08‒26
six papers selected by
Thomas Krichel
Open Library Society

  1. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Aug 15. pii: S1542-3565(18)30861-9. [Epub ahead of print]
    Tang L, Zhang P.
  2. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Sep;48(10): 1393-1398
    Francavilla ML.
      Reference managers, also known as citation managers, were designed to create bibliographic citations but have evolved into powerful tools for education. In addition to their core competency of easily managing in-text citations and automatically generating a list of works cited, modern reference managers can help researchers manage increasingly large libraries of portable document format (PDF) files, web pages and other documents. Users can annotate, store, organize, tag and search PDFs. These programs fetch useful associated metadata such as publication information, author lists and article abstracts. Additionally, the programs create a searchable index that can include the article abstract and often the complete text of many articles' PDFs. Modern reference managers allow for rapid creation, organization and classification of a curated collection of reference articles that can be made available anywhere, including on mobile devices. In this article the author describes how pediatric radiologists can use reference managers to facilitate learning, teaching and writing.
    Keywords:  Citation manager; Citations; Pediatric radiology; Publication; Reference manager; References; Research; Teaching
  3. J Card Fail. 2018 Jul;pii: S1071-9164(18)30238-0. [Epub ahead of print]24(7): 415-416
    Gorodeski EZ, Rich MW, Hauptman PJ.
  4. Iran Biomed J. 2018 Aug 19.
    Asadi H, Mostafavi E.
      Background: Scientometrics is a discipline that analyzes scientific publications to explore the structure and growth of science. In this work, the quantitative evaluation of the productivity of the Iranian Biomedical Journal (IBJ) is reviewed.Methods: The analysis was done based on a cross-sectional descriptive and analytical scientometric study. Data were collected from PubMed, Scopus, and Scimago Databases (2000-2017). Scopus and Scimago were used for data search and feature analysis. Analyzed scientometric indicators included the number of citations, publications, CiteScore, SJR (Scimago Journal Rank), SNIP (source normalized impact per paper), self-citation, and Q (quartile) trend.
    Results: The evaluation of 586 documents, published in IBJ from 2000 to 2017, revealed that most of these documents (99.7%) have been published in the areas of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, which yielded to an upgrade in Journal Q ranking from Q4 (in 2000) to Q2 (in 2016).
    Conclusion: Nearly all of the scientometric indicators, evaluated in this study, were found on the rise. Therefore, a growing trend from Q2 to Q1 is predicted for the near future. It is recommended that the journal focuses on a specific subject area to improve the indicators and quality of the journal, in a timely manner.
    Keywords:  Bibliometric analysis; Bibliometrics; Publications
  5. Indian J Med Ethics. 2018 Jul 20. -(-): 1
    Dinesh Kumar V.
      I had read the editorial by Bandewar et al on the Medical Council of India's amended requirements for medical teachers with great interest and wish to highlight two issues seldom addressed in Indian academia. It is not uncommon for new faculty showing serious involvement in their teaching and patient-care related commitments to be warned about their "misplaced priorities". In other words, the number of publications listed is becoming the priority at medical job fairs, and young doctors who are interested in genuine teaching or humane clinical practice are being side-lined in the rat race. Besides, the undue emphasis on publication as a criterion for recruitment prompts authors to perform malpractices like adding the names of their benefactors to the list of authors, amounting to fake authorship and academic nepotism. Assessing the ability of an individual by mere calculation of the H-index without giving weightage to other contributions made at the departmental / institutional / community level, might not yield an accurate evaluation.
  6. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Aug 18.
    Knight HC, Smith DT, Knight DC, Ellison A.
      It is well established that alcoholics and heavy social drinkers show a bias of attention towards alcohol-related items. Previous research suggests that there is a shared foundation of attentional bias, which is linked to attentional control settings. Specifically, attentional bias relates to a persistent selection of a Feature Search Mode which prioritises attentional bias-related information for selection and processing. However, no research has yet examined the effect of pre-existing biases on the development of an additional attentional bias. This paper seeks to discover how pre-existing biases affect the formation of a new, additional attentional bias. Twenty-five heavy and 25 light social drinkers, with and without a pre-existing bias to alcohol-related items, respectively, had an attentional bias towards the colour green induced via an information sheet. They then completed a series of one-shot change detection tasks. In the critical task, green items were present but task-irrelevant. Irrelevant green items caused significantly more interference for light than heavy social drinkers. This somewhat counter intuitive result is likely due to heavy drinkers having more experience in exerting cognitive control over attentional biases, something not previously observed in investigations of the effects of holding an attentional bias. Our findings demonstrate for the first time that an established attentional bias significantly modulates future behaviour.
    Keywords:  Attentional bias; Change detection; Cognitive bias; Distraction; Social drinkers