social medicine in tHe PRocess oF scientiFic commUnication: tHe oveRview oF tHe PUblications oF tHe aUtHoRs in tHe Field oF social medicine in science citation index and social sciences citation index

  • Petruša Miholič
  • Primož Južnič

Abstract

background The scientific publishing means publishing the results of scientific research in the scientific journals. Scientific publishing is not possible without scientific communication and shar ing information among scientists. Keeping up with scientific achievements and spreading them is the core of all research work. The recognition is a factor of the highest importance for the scientific publications, where in the process of scientific communications the results of the research work are published. The purpose of the research work in social medicine is to achieve the awareness, which is necessary for efficient and successful health care. methods On the basis of the science citations database (Web of Science) the publications of researchers, who work in the field of public health, were checked. It was found out that more than a third of researchers had publications published in Science Citation Index (SCI) as well as in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Results The overlapping of analysed articled in both indexed databases were 26 %. Researching health care is a medical field with a strong social character; such research deals with medicine, health care and health is a social phenomenon. conclusions Social medicine is one area of medical science, however, the research in this area should be valued and estimated differently as other areas of research, like clinical medicine. It would be sensible that the ARRS expert system and others, who use qualitative as well as quantitative/bibliometric methods for judging the quality and recognition of research work, take this into account in the future.

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Published
2009-04-01
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Miholič P, Južnič P. social medicine in tHe PRocess oF scientiFic commUnication: tHe oveRview oF tHe PUblications oF tHe aUtHoRs in tHe Field oF social medicine in science citation index and social sciences citation index. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 1Apr.2009 [cited 16Sep.2019];78(4). Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/352
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Review