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RMJ. 2006; 31(2): 73-74

Impact of Online Resources on Medical Research: A Citation Analysis of Pakistani Medical Journals

Midrar ullah.


Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the impact of online resources on medical research, by measuring the extent to which they were being cited in the articles published in Pakistani medical journals.
Methods: The references of articles published in selected sample of medical journals published during May 2005-May 2006 were examined.
Results: Total 813 articles were analyzed. Only 92 (11.3%) articles were found with online citations. 84 (10.3%) articles had cited web documents and 14(1.7%) has cited the online journals.
Conclusion: The medical journals in Pakistan are in the process of migration to the internet. We are in the transition period to use and accept the online resources in medical research. (Rawal Med J 2006;31:73-74)

Key words: Citation analysis, online resources, medical writing, medical research.

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