Crème de la crème in forensic science and legal medicine: The most highly cited articles, authors and journals 1981-2003
2005 (English)In: International journal of legal medicine (Print), ISSN 0937-9827, E-ISSN 1427-1596, Vol. 119, no 2, 59-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The importance and prestige of a scientific journal is increasingly being judged by the number of times the articles it publishes are cited or referenced in articles published in other scientific journals. Citation counting is also used to assess the merits of individual scientists when academic promotion and tenure are decided. With the help of Thomson, Institute for Scientific Information (Thomson ISI) a citation database was created for six leading forensic science and legal medicine journals. This database was used to determine the most highly cited articles, authors, journals and the most prolific authors of articles in the forensic sciences. The forensic science and legal medicine journals evaluated were: Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS), Forensic Science International (FSI), International Journal of Legal Medicine (IJLM), Medicine, Science and the Law (MSL), American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology (AJFMP), and Science and Justice (S&J). The resulting forensics database contained 14,210 papers published between 1981 and 2003. This in-depth bibliometric analysis has identified the crème de la crème in forensic science and legal medicine in a quantitative and objective way by citation analysis with focus on articles, authors and journals. © Springer-Verlag 2005.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 119, no 2, 59-65 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31081DOI: 10.1007/s00414-004-0512-xLocal ID: 16808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-31081DiVA: diva2:251904