Editors-in-Chief of Medical Journals

Are They Experts, Authorities, Both, or Neither

Sándor Zsindely, A. Schubert

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Abstract

The professional status and influence of the editors-in-chief of 769 medical journals were studied using the methods of citation analysis. Two indexes were formed (a) the Index of Editor Expertise (IEE): the ratio of the editor-in-chief's mean citation rate per cited paper to that of his or her journal and (b) the Index of Editor Authority (IEA): the ratio of the editor-in-chief's percentage of in-journal citations to that of his or her journal. According to these indexes, the editors-in-chief are not necessarily experts but authorities—at least in their own specialties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalCommunication Research
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Editors-in-Chief of Medical Journals : Are They Experts, Authorities, Both, or Neither. / Zsindely, Sándor; Schubert, A.

In: Communication Research, Vol. 16, No. 5, 1989, p. 695-700.

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