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Bull Cancer. 2018 Nov 30. pii: S0007-4551(18)30337-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bulcan.2018.10.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Bibliometrics and French healthcare institutions from 2004 to 2014.

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1
Hospices Civils de Lyon, Direction de la Recherche Clinique et de l'Innovation (DRCI), 3, quai des Célestins, 69002 Lyon, France. Electronic address: emeline.blanc@chu-lyon.fr.
2
Université Lyon 1, Faculté de Pharmacie, Pharmacocinétique et Évaluation du Médicament, Pharmacie Clinique, UMR CNRS 5305, 8, avenue Rockefeller, 69003 Lyon, France.
3
Hospices Civils de Lyon, Direction de la Recherche Clinique et de l'Innovation (DRCI), 3, quai des Célestins, 69002 Lyon, France.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Research activity evaluation in French hospitals is based on the number of publications, author position (first, second, third, second-to-last, last, investigator list, and "Other") and journal category (A being the highest category followed by B, C, D, E, and NC).

METHODS:

The profile of publications over the 2004-2014 period in terms of these indicators was evaluated. Hospitals were classified into six groups according to administrative status. Time trends were analysed by three models. One-way ANOVA followed by Tukey's test was performed.

RESULTS:

A total of 192886 publications were analysed. The increase in the number of publications ranged from 628% for for-profit private hospitals to 141% for public teaching hospitals. The most frequent category was B for cancer centres (25%), whereas this was E in public teaching (22%) and non-teaching hospitals (28%), in not-for-profit private hospitals (25%), in the military hospital (30%), and in for-profit private hospitals (24%). The first position was the most frequent for public teaching hospitals (38%) and the military hospital (44%), whereas the "Other" position was the most frequent in cancer centres (26%), in public non-teaching hospitals (28%), in not-for-profit private hospitals (27%), and in for-profit private hospitals (29%).

DISCUSSION:

Different patterns were identified. The author position indicated that all types of hospital are involved in research projects. This study also found that public non-teaching hospitals, not-for-profit private hospitals, for-profit private hospitals, and cancer centres collaborated with other institutions which were often distinguished by publishing in high-category journals.

KEYWORDS:

Bibliometrics; Impact factor journal; PubMed; Publications; SIGAPS

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