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Current status and trend of the publication to the SCI and SCIE journals in the field of radiation oncology in Korea for 30 years.

Park W, Huh SJ - Radiat Oncol J (2012)

Bottom Line: The papers were published at the 134 different journals.The number and proportions of papers by subject categories were 87 (15.9%) in biology, 73 (13.3%) in physics and 387 (70.6%) in clinics.The papers of the top five institutions, based on the number of published papers, occupied 66.3%.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: We collected the data of Science Citation Index (SCI) and SCI Expended (SCIE) papers written by the members of the Korean Society of Radiation Oncology (KOSRO) to analyze the current status and the future trend.

Materials and methods: We searched the database of SCIE for the period from 1981 to 2011 at the Web of Knowledge site. Articles, reviews or proceedings written by KOSRO members as the first or corresponding authors were included. Search terms were the following combination of subject headings: therapeut radiol, radiat oncol, Korea. For National Cancer Center, combined search terms such as natl canc ctr, Korea and the names of faculties were applied.

Results: The total number of SCIE papers was 547. Numbers of the published papers in 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010, were increased continuously, which was 2, 14, 40, and 83, respectively. The average impact factor was 2.9. The papers were published at the 134 different journals. The proportion of "International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics" was 23.4% of all the papers. The number and proportions of papers by subject categories were 87 (15.9%) in biology, 73 (13.3%) in physics and 387 (70.6%) in clinics. The papers of the top five institutions, based on the number of published papers, occupied 66.3%.

Conclusion: The number of SCIE papers is increasing rapidly in the field of radiation oncology in Korea. To improve the quality of papers, multi-institutional retrospective or prospective randomized studies should be done for the common cancers in Korea.

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Average impact factor of Science Citation Index Expanded papers per year.
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Figure 2: Average impact factor of Science Citation Index Expanded papers per year.

Mentions: The numbers of papers, published in 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010, increased continuously, which was 2, 14, 40, and 83, respectively. Also, the cumulative impact factors are increasing in proportion to the increasing numbers of SCIE papers. However, interestingly, the average impact factors tend to decrease with years (Fig. 2). The average impact factor was 2.9 for all the published papers during the study period. The highest average impact factor was 5.3 in 1996. The average impact factors were 3.3 and 2.5 in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Three papers, which had published in "Journal of Clinical Oncology" with the highest impact factor of 18.97, were "Angiocentric lymphoma of the head and neck: patterns of systemic failure after radiation treatment" by Kim GE affiliated with Severance Hospital in 2000; "Incidence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in young Korean breast cancer patients" by Choi DH affiliated with Soonchunghyang University Hospital in 2004; "Low initial human papilloma viral load implicates worse prognosis in patients with uterine cervical cancer treated with radiotherapy" by Kim JY affiliated with National Cancer Center in 2009. The Korean SCIE papers were published in 134 different kinds of journals. One-hundred twenty eight papers were reported in "International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (IJROBP)" (Table 1). It occupied 23.4% of all papers. Subsequently, "Radiotherapy and Oncology (RTO)," "Journal of Korean Medical Science," and "Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology" published 26 (4.7%), 25 (4.6%), and 24 (4.4%) papers, respectively. Table 2 shows the top 10 countries ranked by the number of papers published in IJROBP. United States of America (USA) occupies more than half of the papers. Korea ranked on 9th place in 2007 and came to 7th place in 2011. The percent shares of Korea are increasing from 2.3% in 2007 to 4.4% in 2011.


Current status and trend of the publication to the SCI and SCIE journals in the field of radiation oncology in Korea for 30 years.

Park W, Huh SJ - Radiat Oncol J (2012)

Average impact factor of Science Citation Index Expanded papers per year.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3475958&req=5

Figure 2: Average impact factor of Science Citation Index Expanded papers per year.
Mentions: The numbers of papers, published in 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010, increased continuously, which was 2, 14, 40, and 83, respectively. Also, the cumulative impact factors are increasing in proportion to the increasing numbers of SCIE papers. However, interestingly, the average impact factors tend to decrease with years (Fig. 2). The average impact factor was 2.9 for all the published papers during the study period. The highest average impact factor was 5.3 in 1996. The average impact factors were 3.3 and 2.5 in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Three papers, which had published in "Journal of Clinical Oncology" with the highest impact factor of 18.97, were "Angiocentric lymphoma of the head and neck: patterns of systemic failure after radiation treatment" by Kim GE affiliated with Severance Hospital in 2000; "Incidence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in young Korean breast cancer patients" by Choi DH affiliated with Soonchunghyang University Hospital in 2004; "Low initial human papilloma viral load implicates worse prognosis in patients with uterine cervical cancer treated with radiotherapy" by Kim JY affiliated with National Cancer Center in 2009. The Korean SCIE papers were published in 134 different kinds of journals. One-hundred twenty eight papers were reported in "International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (IJROBP)" (Table 1). It occupied 23.4% of all papers. Subsequently, "Radiotherapy and Oncology (RTO)," "Journal of Korean Medical Science," and "Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology" published 26 (4.7%), 25 (4.6%), and 24 (4.4%) papers, respectively. Table 2 shows the top 10 countries ranked by the number of papers published in IJROBP. United States of America (USA) occupies more than half of the papers. Korea ranked on 9th place in 2007 and came to 7th place in 2011. The percent shares of Korea are increasing from 2.3% in 2007 to 4.4% in 2011.

Bottom Line: The papers were published at the 134 different journals.The number and proportions of papers by subject categories were 87 (15.9%) in biology, 73 (13.3%) in physics and 387 (70.6%) in clinics.The papers of the top five institutions, based on the number of published papers, occupied 66.3%.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: We collected the data of Science Citation Index (SCI) and SCI Expended (SCIE) papers written by the members of the Korean Society of Radiation Oncology (KOSRO) to analyze the current status and the future trend.

Materials and methods: We searched the database of SCIE for the period from 1981 to 2011 at the Web of Knowledge site. Articles, reviews or proceedings written by KOSRO members as the first or corresponding authors were included. Search terms were the following combination of subject headings: therapeut radiol, radiat oncol, Korea. For National Cancer Center, combined search terms such as natl canc ctr, Korea and the names of faculties were applied.

Results: The total number of SCIE papers was 547. Numbers of the published papers in 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010, were increased continuously, which was 2, 14, 40, and 83, respectively. The average impact factor was 2.9. The papers were published at the 134 different journals. The proportion of "International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics" was 23.4% of all the papers. The number and proportions of papers by subject categories were 87 (15.9%) in biology, 73 (13.3%) in physics and 387 (70.6%) in clinics. The papers of the top five institutions, based on the number of published papers, occupied 66.3%.

Conclusion: The number of SCIE papers is increasing rapidly in the field of radiation oncology in Korea. To improve the quality of papers, multi-institutional retrospective or prospective randomized studies should be done for the common cancers in Korea.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus