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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Influence Of English Language In The Number Of Citations Of Articles Published In Brazilian Journals Of Ophthalmology.
Author: Lira, Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti
Vieira, Rafael Marsicano Cezar
Gonçalves, Fauze Abdulmassih
Ferreira, Maria Carolina Alves
Maziero, Diana
Passos, Thais Helena Moreira
Arieta, Carlos Eduardo Leite
Abstract: To determine the association between language and number of citations of ophthalmology articles published in Brazilian journals. This study was a systematic review. Original articles were identified by review of documents published at the two Brazilian ophthalmology journals indexed at Science Citation Index Expanded - SCIE [Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia (ABO) and Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia (RBO)]. All document types (articles and reviews) listed at SCIE in English (English Group) or in Portuguese (Portuguese Group) from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009 were included, except: editorial materials; corrections; letters; and biographical items. The primary outcome was the number of citations through the end of second year after publication date. Subgroup analysis included likelihood of citation (cited at least once versus no citation), journal, and year of publication. The search at the web of science revealed 382 articles [107 (28%) in the English Group and 275 (72%) in the Portuguese Group]. Of those, 297 (77.7%) were published at the ABO and 85 (23.3%) at the RBO. The citation counts were statistically significantly higher (P<0.001) in the English Group (1.51 - SD 1.98 - range 0 to 11) compared with the Portuguese Group (0.57 - SD 1.06 - range 0 to 7). The likelihood citation was statistically significant higher (P<0.001) in the English Group (70/107 - 65.4%) compared with the Portuguese Group (89/275 - 32.7%). There were more articles published in English at the ABO (98/297 - 32.9%) than at the RBO (9/85 - 10.6%) [P<0.001]. There were no significant difference (P=0.967) at the proportion of articles published in English at the years 2008 (48/172 - 27.9%) and 2009 (59/210 - 28.1%). The number of citations of articles published in Portuguese at Brazilian ophthalmology journals is lower than the published in English. The results of this study suggest that the editorial boards should strongly encourage the authors to adopt English as the main language in their future articles.
Subject: Bibliometrics
Editorial Policies
Journal Impact Factor
Periodicals As Topic
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. v. 76, n. 1, p. 26-8
Rights: aberto
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