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Mapping the landscape II: Biomedical research in the UK, 1989–2002

Webster, Berenika M and Lewison, G and Rowlands, I (2004) Mapping the landscape II: Biomedical research in the UK, 1989–2002. Project Report. City University, London.

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This report presents a map of the landscape of biomedical research in the UK, based on an analysis of biomedical papers published in the UK in the 12 years between 1989 and 2000 as recorded in Research Outputs Database (ROD). It provides an analysis of published research outputs for all of UK biomedicine and for 32 selected biomedical sub-fields. The analyses include the examination of the types of biomedical research carried out in the UK and their potential impact as well as of funding sources, authorship patterns and domestic and international collaboration. It also sets the UK in an international context, providing and comparing data on the biomedical outputs of 12 OECD nations and other selected countries around the world. The global comparison uses data from 1989-2002. These data is sourced from CD-ROM versions of both the Science Citation Index (SCI) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) produced by the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia. Finally, the report explores new possible directions for an evaluation of the impact of research. For instance, it explores the relationship between different countries’ research commitments to the individual sub-fields, and their relative burden of disease, expands on the citation of research papers by clinical guidelines and explores the possibilities of assessing the impact by analysing citations of research by newspapers and in medical education. It also reports new methodological developments aimed at improving our analyses, for instance, a new method of assigning research levels to journal articles.


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Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Webster, Berenika MBWEBSTER@pitt.eduBWEBSTER0000-0003-0183-3904
Lewison, G
Rowlands, I
Monograph Type: Project Report
Date: December 2004
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: City University
Place of Publication: London
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Plus Appendix (81 p.) in separate volume
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 17:32
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 21:55


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