Monday, June 08, 2009

B - Assessing the impact of biomedical research in Academic Institutions of disparate sizes

Sypsa V, Hatzakis A. Assessing the impact of biomedical research in Academic Institutions of disparate sizes. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009, 9:33. Epub ahead of print
doi:10.1186/1471-2288-9-33

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/9/33

A valid and transparent evaluation of universities is increasingly needed. However, it continues to be a controversial issue. In particular, as regards the assessment of biomedical research, peer-review is not adequate for large-scale evaluations and the authors propose, beyond the usual bibliometric indicators, a new impact measure: the Modified Impact Index (MII). This indicator is suitable for large as well as for small field specific publication sets in biomedicine and should be used together with the h-index, when a comparison of the research output of institutions of disparate sizes is performed.

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