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Bibliometric Benchmarking of Pediatric Cardiovascular Centers

Sunday, May 5
4:35 PM - 4:50 PM
Room: Columbus AB (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)

Background : A specialized pediatric cardiovascular center on campus approached the library to gain insight as to how their scholarly productivity and impact compared to similar centers from other institutions. The objectives of this benchmarking project were to: identify metrics to normalize for group size, year of publication, and document type to allow for bibliometric comparison among centers of various sizes; determine the feasibility of repeating the benchmarking project at regular intervals; and create a report format suitable for summary review.
Description : Twelve metrics from Elsevier Scopus and SciVal were selected for the benchmarking project to normalize for group size, year of publication, and document type. Six pediatric cardiovascular centers were identified by the center to use for benchmarking against their center. A five year period, 2013-2017, was determined to be appropriate. Author lists for the centers were provided by the center. Five library staff members were involved with the benchmarking project with a workflow established to replicate the project at two year intervals. Each author was searched in Scopus using the Author search feature to capture publication data. All publication types were included. The publication data from Scopus was imported to SciVal for further analysis. A concise summary report was created to present the findings of the project and included metric definitions and limitations.
Conclusion : Benchmarking of specialized medical centers can be challenging. Limitations include use of a single source for publication and benchmarking data; author name ambiguities; and that publication data alone does not provide a full overview of research performance. Despite these limitations, this type of benchmarking analysis can help centers better understand their impact.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
1. undertake a similar project at their institution.
2. identify various metrics available for bibliometric comparison of groups to normalize for group size, year of publication and document type.

Cathy Sarli, AHIP

Senior Librarian, Evaluation Services
Washington University
School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri

Cathy C. Sarli, AHIP, is the Senior Librarian for the Translational Research Support Division at Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and specializes in publishing issues, research impact, and compliance with public access mandates. Cathy is also a member of the Tracking and Evaluation Team for the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS).

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Evan Sprague

Research and Publishing Support Librarian
Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St Louis
St Louis, Missouri

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Pirooz Eghtesady

Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Washington University/St. Louis Children's Hospital
St Louis, Missouri

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James Zerkel

Library Assistant
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

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Angie Rosengarten

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Amy Suiter

Scholarly Publishing Librarian
Bernard Becker Medical Library
St. Louis, Missouri

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