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Timisoara Med 2021, 2021(1), 4; doi: 10.35995/tmj20210104

Analysis of Romanian National Publication Output in Orthopedics

1 Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Titu Maiorescu University, 040441 Bucharest, Romania;
2 Department of Orthopedics, “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures, 540139 Târgu Mures, Romania;
3 Department of Orthopedics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 200349 Craiova, Romania;
4 1st Department of Orthopedics, Colentina Hospital, 020125 Bucharest, Romania
5 Department of Orthopedics, ‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania;
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Received: 19 May 2021 / Revised: 27 Jun 2021 / Accepted: 30 Jun 2021 / Published: 1 Jul 2021
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(1) Aim: To analyze the publication output from Romania in the Web of Science (WoS) category of orthopedics. (2) Methods: We have used the WoS Core Collection Advanced Search between 2009 and 2018. (3) Results: Under the WoS Orthopedics category in SCI-Expanded, we found 72 articles with Romania as the country of origin, representing 0.105% of the total Romanian research output. Using journal rankings, distribution by quartile was: 1–12 (16.7%), 2–33 (45.8%), 3–9 (12.5%) and 4–18 (25%). Average citations in total and per year by category were: 1–22.6 range 1–91 (2.56), 2–8.85 range 0–30 (1.64), 3–8.44 range 1–30 (1.25), and 4–4.11 range 0–16 (0.74). Thirteen articles published from 1986 to 2008 were excluded by limiting the timespan. When searching for all document types and all WoS core collection citation indexes, we found 107 items; the total citations increased from 714 to 806. (4) Conclusions: Orthopedic publications from Romania have increased in the last decade, but are still low compared to category averages; however, the bibliometric qualitative distribution and patterns mostly resemble that of comparators.
Keywords: bibliometrics; databases; factual; evidence-based medicine/standards; Romania; journal impact factor; orthopedics; qualitative research; traumatology
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Niculescu, M.; Bataga, T.; Anusca, D.; Sava, M.; Gheorghiu, N. Analysis of Romanian National Publication Output in Orthopedics. Timisoara_Med 2021, 2021, 4.
Niculescu M, Bataga T, Anusca D, Sava M, Gheorghiu N. Analysis of Romanian National Publication Output in Orthopedics. Timisoara Medical Journal. 2021; 2021(1):4.
Niculescu, Marius; Bataga, Tiberiu; Anusca, Dan; Sava, Manuel; Gheorghiu, Nicolae. 2021. "Analysis of Romanian National Publication Output in Orthopedics." Timisoara_Med 2021, no. 1: 4.
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