Document Detail


Standardizing the Evaluation of Scientific and Academic Performance in Neurosurgery - Critical Review of the "h" Index and its Variants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22381859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Assessing the academic impact and output of scientists and physicians is essential to the academic promotion process and has largely depended on peer review. The inherent subjectivity of peer review, however, has led to an interest to incorporate objective measures into more established methods of academic assessment and promotion. Journal impact factor has been used to add objectivity to the process but this index alone does not capture all aspects of academic impact and achievement. The "h" index and its variants have been designed to compensate for these shortcomings, and have been successfully utilized in the fields of physics, mathematics and biology, and more recently in medicine. Leaders in academic Neurosurgery should be aware of the advantages offered by each of these indices, as well as of their individual shortcomings, to be able to efficiently use them to refine the peer-review process. This review critically analyzes indices that are currently available to evaluate the academic impact of scientists and physicians. These indices include the total citation count, the total number of papers, the impact factor, as well as the "h" index with eight of its most common variants. The analysis focuses on their use in the field of academic Neurosurgery, and discusses means to implement them in current review processes.
Authors:
Salah G Aoun; Bernard R Bendok; Rudy J Rahme; Ralph G Dacey; H Hunt Batjer
Related Documents :
112689 - Recurrent streptococcal endocarditis.
22194129 - Treatment of primary aspergilloma of the central nervous system in a diabetic immunocom...
12005099 - Endocarditis caused by staphylococcus lugdunensis.
21509239 - Cantharidin poisoning due to blister beetle ingestion in children: two case reports and...
25214159 - Adverse drug reactions reporting: pharmacists' knowledge, attitude and practice in shir...
14688049 - Antibiotic prophylaxis, body piercing and infective endocarditis.
21616269 - A case report of bilateral cervical chondrocutaneous remnants with review of the litera...
5358579 - Primary intrahepatic obliterating cholangitis: a possible variant of 'sclerosing cholan...
9616519 - Intermediate alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency pisz: a risk factor for pulmonary emphysema?
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  World neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-8750     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528275     Medline TA:  World Neurosurg     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine and McGaw Medical Center. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: A Review of the Literature and a Presentation Of a Single Institution'...
Next Document:  The Long-term Outcome Predictors of Pure Microvascular Decompression for Primary Trigeminal Neuralgi...