ERIC Number: EJ1066483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Veterinary Literature: A Bibliometric Methodology for Identifying Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Publications
Page, Jessica R.; Moberly, Heather K.; Youngen, Gregory K.; Hamel, Barbara J.
College & Research Libraries, v75 n5 p664-683 Sep 2014
Veterinary medical research traditionally focuses on animal health and wellness; however, research activities at veterinary colleges extend beyond these traditional areas. In this study, we analyzed eleven years of Web of Knowledge-indexed peer-reviewed articles from researchers at the twenty-eight United States American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary colleges. We had three goals in assessing the published literature of veterinary college researchers. First, we identified a list of journals and research areas outside veterinary medicine in which veterinary researchers publish. This list of journals can be customized to identify those most essential at each institution. Second, we identified collaborative work by veterinary researchers across disciplines and institutions. Using textual analysis tools and visualizations helped us illustrate and clarify these data. Last, we developed a methodology for defining an interdisciplinary serials list outside a subject core that can be customized for specific institutions and subject areas.
Descriptors: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Education, Medical Research, Literature Reviews, Bibliometrics, Peer Evaluation, Content Analysis, Data Analysis, Visualization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Periodicals, Research Methodology, Classification, Indexing, Indexes
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