Analyse der aktuellen Publikationsleistungen der deutschen Frauenheilkunde versus dem internationalen Umfeld
Aim of this study was to analyze the research activity and quality of German authors versus international authors in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. A focus was put on the topic of the publication, the impact factor (IF) and the average time between the date of receipt and date of publication of a study and on differences between the first, second and last author. 1787 publications from 8 obstetric and gynecologic journals were analyzed, with a self designed questionnaire for the year 2009. Most publications were written about pregnancy and reproduction, least were written about contraception. Authors from Australia and New Zeeland (AUS and NZL) published with a median IF of 2.77, which was the highest worldwide. Authors from GER published with a median IF of 2.02 and were in 4th place, behind authors from North America (NA) (2.61) and Italy (2.61). The shortest median time between date of receipt and date of publication had the journal Gynecologic Oncology with 99 days. The longest time had the journal Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation with 301 days. Authors from NA and Great Britain had the shortest median time between date of receipt and date of publication (160.5 days; 161 days), followed by authors from GER with a median time of 171 days. 58.4% of all publications in American Journals were written by authors from NA., 2% by German authors and 24.0% by authors from Europe. 45.7% of all publications in European Journals were written by authors from Europe and 31.0% by authors from NA, 5.2% by German authors. Authors from GER published in similar quality and quantity in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology compared to authors from other big European countries. Authors from AUS and NZL, NA and Italy published with the highest IF in 2009. First and second authors from Germany had the shortest median time between the date of receipt and the date of publication.
Subject HeadingsBibliometrie [GND]
Bibliometrics; Germany [LCSH]