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How journal metrics illustrate the transformation of archives of plastic surgery into an international journal.

Huh S - Arch Plast Surg (2014)

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Affiliation: Department of Parasitology and Institute of Medical Education, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

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In 2012, the official journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons began publishing exclusively in English and changed its name to Archives of Plastic Surgery (APS)... The methods are the same as those used previously to analyze other journals based in Korea... The results were interesting... The number of citable articles in Korean or English from the journal under its old title, Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (JKSPRS), from Volume 18 (1991) to Volume 38 (2011) was 2,585... The difference in the Hirsch index calculated from each of three databases, Web of Science, Scopus, and DOI/CrossRef, originated from the number of journals and papers covered by the databases... Usually the Hirsch index from DOI/CrossRef is the highest, which corroborates the results found for APS... Among the factors that have influenced the radical change in journal metrics, the change in the language might be the most important... In addition, in order to encourage citation by other researchers, the platform has been found to be more important than the open access policy... Audio or video files should also be posted on the APS website to increase the visibility of the articles... The development of APS up to its present level of quality and exposure has been made possible by changing the language of the journal to English, producing full-text JATS XML files, and depositing those files to PubMed Central... Therefore, the decision of the Board of Directors of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in 2011 to change the language of the official journal from Korean to English only beginning with the 2012 issues was a milestone in the journal's history.

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Countries of authors publishing in Archives of Plastic Surgery from January 2012 to September 2014 [Cited 2014 Sep 19]
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Figure 1: Countries of authors publishing in Archives of Plastic Surgery from January 2012 to September 2014 [Cited 2014 Sep 19]

Mentions: The results were interesting. The number of citable articles in Korean or English from the journal under its old title, Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (JKSPRS), from Volume 18 (1991) to Volume 38 (2011) was 2,585. The number of articles from APS from Volume 39 (2012) to Volume 41 No. 4 (2014) was 352. From Web of Science, the number of citations of 21 years' worth of JKSPRS was 217 citations of 149 articles; strikingly, in less than 2 years' worth of APS publication, 280 citations of 135 APS articles occurred (up to September 2014). Therefore, the average number of citations per article for JKSPRS was 0.084, while that of APS was an order of magnitude higher, at 0.795. The citations per document (2 years) for APS from the 2013 SCImago Journal and Country Ranking, was 1.074. The SCImago Journal Rank indicator (SJR) was 0.424, which is a ranking of 178 out of 379 surgery journals (47.0%). The countries of authors published in APS from January 2012 to September 2014 are presented in Fig. 1. The countries of authors who cited APS from 2012 to September 2014 in Web of Science are shown in Fig. 2. The Hirsch index from Web of Science was 6 (Table 1), that from Scopus was 7 (Table 2), and that from DOI/CrossRef was 8 (Table 3). The number of funded research articles out of 199 original articles was 34 (17.1%).


How journal metrics illustrate the transformation of archives of plastic surgery into an international journal.

Huh S - Arch Plast Surg (2014)

Countries of authors publishing in Archives of Plastic Surgery from January 2012 to September 2014 [Cited 2014 Sep 19]
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Figure 1: Countries of authors publishing in Archives of Plastic Surgery from January 2012 to September 2014 [Cited 2014 Sep 19]
Mentions: The results were interesting. The number of citable articles in Korean or English from the journal under its old title, Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (JKSPRS), from Volume 18 (1991) to Volume 38 (2011) was 2,585. The number of articles from APS from Volume 39 (2012) to Volume 41 No. 4 (2014) was 352. From Web of Science, the number of citations of 21 years' worth of JKSPRS was 217 citations of 149 articles; strikingly, in less than 2 years' worth of APS publication, 280 citations of 135 APS articles occurred (up to September 2014). Therefore, the average number of citations per article for JKSPRS was 0.084, while that of APS was an order of magnitude higher, at 0.795. The citations per document (2 years) for APS from the 2013 SCImago Journal and Country Ranking, was 1.074. The SCImago Journal Rank indicator (SJR) was 0.424, which is a ranking of 178 out of 379 surgery journals (47.0%). The countries of authors published in APS from January 2012 to September 2014 are presented in Fig. 1. The countries of authors who cited APS from 2012 to September 2014 in Web of Science are shown in Fig. 2. The Hirsch index from Web of Science was 6 (Table 1), that from Scopus was 7 (Table 2), and that from DOI/CrossRef was 8 (Table 3). The number of funded research articles out of 199 original articles was 34 (17.1%).

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Affiliation: Department of Parasitology and Institute of Medical Education, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.

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In 2012, the official journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons began publishing exclusively in English and changed its name to Archives of Plastic Surgery (APS)... The methods are the same as those used previously to analyze other journals based in Korea... The results were interesting... The number of citable articles in Korean or English from the journal under its old title, Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (JKSPRS), from Volume 18 (1991) to Volume 38 (2011) was 2,585... The difference in the Hirsch index calculated from each of three databases, Web of Science, Scopus, and DOI/CrossRef, originated from the number of journals and papers covered by the databases... Usually the Hirsch index from DOI/CrossRef is the highest, which corroborates the results found for APS... Among the factors that have influenced the radical change in journal metrics, the change in the language might be the most important... In addition, in order to encourage citation by other researchers, the platform has been found to be more important than the open access policy... Audio or video files should also be posted on the APS website to increase the visibility of the articles... The development of APS up to its present level of quality and exposure has been made possible by changing the language of the journal to English, producing full-text JATS XML files, and depositing those files to PubMed Central... Therefore, the decision of the Board of Directors of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in 2011 to change the language of the official journal from Korean to English only beginning with the 2012 issues was a milestone in the journal's history.

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