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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2014;18(3):136-142.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2014.18.3.136    Published online September 30, 2014.
A Bibliometric Analysis of Articles Published in the Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society
Eunsu Kim, Jaehoon Oh, Tae Ho Lim, Hyunggoo Kang, Wonhee Kim, Sanghyun Lee, Heekyung Lee
Department of Emergency Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ojjai@hanmail.net
노인병학회지에 게재된 문헌의 계량서지학적 분석
한양대학교 의과대학 응급의학교실
This study quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed the characteristics and trends of papers published in the Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society.
Original articles, case reports, review articles published from 2006 to 2013 were retrospectively examined. All of the article research topics, paper-specific corresponding author's affiliations and number of authors were investigated. Original articles were separated and grouped according to research designs. Using the Korean Citation Index, impact factor of this journal was examined and compared with four related journals.
Of the 276 articles analyzed, 159 (57.6%) were original articles, 145 (91.2%) were analytic studies, and 36 (22.6%) were experimental studies. The proportion of original articles accounted for about 60% until 2007 but decreased to 41.0% in 2013. By clinical study topics, 37 studies (13.4%) addressed the understanding of geriatric diseases and 45 studies (16.3%) were focused on nervous system diseases. The median number of authors for the 276 studies was 6. Internal medicine accounted for the largest proportion of corresponding author's affiliation (109 studies, 39.5%) studies. Impact factor of the journal increased from 0.05 (4th position) in 2009 to 0.48 (3rd position) in 2011.
Articles published in the Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society increasingly included experimental studies based on evidence-centered medicine, with the proportion of original articles decreasing. The impact factor increased annually along with the journal ranking, compared with other journals. Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society is judged to be qualitatively improving.
Key Words: Bibliometrics, Publication, Geriatrics, Impact factor

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