The 5/95 gap in the indexation of psychiatric journals of low- and middle-income countries

The 5/95 gap in the indexation of psychiatric journals of low- and middle-income countries

Author Mari, J. J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Patel, V. Google Scholar
Kieling, C. Google Scholar
Razzouk, D. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tyrer, P. Google Scholar
Herrman, H. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Kings Coll London
Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul
Univ Melbourne
Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med
London Sch Hyg & Trop Med
Sangath Ctr
Abstract Objective:To investigate the relationship between science production and the indexation level of low- and middle-income countries (LAMIC) journals in international databases.Method:Indicators of productivity in research were based on the number of articles produced over the 1994-2004 period. A survey in both Medline and ISI/Thomson was conducted to identify journals according to their country of origin. A WPA Task Force designed a collaborative process to assess distribution and quality of non-indexed LAMIC journals.Results:Twenty LAMIC were found to present more than 100 publications and a total of 222 indexed psychiatric journals were found, but only nine were from LAMIC. the Task Force received 26 questionnaires from editors of non-indexed journals, and concluded that five journals would meet criteria for indexation.Conclusion:Barriers to indexation of journals contribute to the difficulties in achieving fair representation in the main literature databases for the scientific production in these countries.
Keywords indexed psychiatric journals
low- and middle-income countries
psychiatric research
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellowship
Date 2010-02-01
Published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, v. 121, n. 2, p. 152-156, 2010.
ISSN 0001-690X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 152-156
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000273300500010

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