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on Biomedical librarianship
Issue of 2018‒11‒04
four papers selected by
Thomas Krichel
Open Library Society

  1. Cell Syst. 2018 Oct 24. pii: S2405-4712(18)30394-6. [Epub ahead of print]7(4): 351
    Justman Q.
  2. Sci Total Environ. 2019 02 15. pii: S0048-9697(18)33748-3. [Epub ahead of print]651(Pt 1): 1180-1181
    Sonne C, Alstrup AKO.
    Keywords:  JIF; Journal impact factor; Knowledge; Raptorial journals; Reviewer recognition platform; Scientific journals
  3. PLoS One. 2018 ;13(10): e0205384
    Reinecke L, Klimmt C, Meier A, Reich S, Hefner D, Knop-Huelss K, Rieger D, Vorderer P.
      Smartphones and other mobile devices have fundamentally changed patterns of Internet use in everyday life by making online access constantly available. The present paper offers a theoretical explication and empirical assessment of the concept of online vigilance, referring to users' permanent cognitive orientation towards online content and communication as well as their disposition to exploit these options constantly. Based on four studies, a validated and reliable self-report measure of online vigilance was developed. In combination, the results suggest that the Online Vigilance Scale (OVS) shows a stable factor structure in various contexts and user populations and provides future work in communication, psychology, and other social sciences with a new measure of the individual cognitive orientation towards ubiquitous online communication.
  4. Health Policy. 2018 Oct 16. pii: S0168-8510(18)30594-3. [Epub ahead of print]
    Bogaert P, van Oers H, Van Oyen H, .
      BACKGROUND: Health information in the EU is characterised by diversity and fragmentation of health information infrastructures. A well-defined and sustainable EU health information system infrastructure is lacking. The potential of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based Policy (HIREP-ERIC) to take up this role is investigated.METHODS: Two working groups, a BRIDGE Health Steering Committee and the European Commission's Drafting Group of the Expert Group on Health Information, discussed the technical and scientific description of the HIREP-ERIC through a consensus-driven modified Delphi technique.
    RESULTS: Consensus was reached on three aspects of the HIREP-ERIC. First, it was defined as an infrastructure that facilitates interaction of networks and experts in health information by providing central governance and a more permanent collaboration. Second, the infrastructure should be distributed, with a central hub coordinating the operation of distributed networks. Third, it should provide easy access to high quality and comparable data for purposes of research and policy making, and focus its activities around generating, managing, exchanging and translating health information.
    CONCLUSION: A momentum has been created where representatives from 16 European countries agreed on the HIREP-ERIC as a pragmatic bottom-up approach to strengthen the current EU health information landscape. A Member States' commitment is needed at senior political level to make this consensus operational.
    Keywords:  BRIDGE health; European Union; Health and health system monitoring; Health information system; InfAct; Joint Action on Health Information