ICTS Publications

Productivity

Scientific productivity is measured in several ways. One example of scientific productivity is publications in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles. Data from publications authored by ICTS members and publications that acknowledge WU CTSA awards is collected from several databases on an annual basis using Elsevier Scopus and SciVal, Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, and MEDLINE®/PubMed®.

There were approximately 4,450 unique peer-reviewed publications authored in 2017 by ICTS members (Inactive members as of 2015 were not included in the report) indexed in Elsevier Scopus (publication types: 3,680 articles, 182 conference papers, 544 reviews and 44 short surveys). There were a total of 38,803 authors represented by the publications. Among the topics covered in the 2017 publications were: cannabis use, physical activity, cleft palate, cardiac time intervals, respiratory failure, geriatric oncology, Marfan syndrome, brain maturation, endometriosis, Alport syndrome, major depressive disorder, firearm injuries, the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene, Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNET), the blood-brain barrier, Traumatic brain injury (TBI), patient satisfaction, and other topics.

The top 50 keywords represented by the 2017 publications are noted in the Keyphrase Analysis Map from SciVal. Please refer to the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine guidance for more information.

Keyphrase Analysis Map for ICTS Publications: 2017


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The scholarly works were published in 1,692 unique journal titles representing a wide range of subject areas such as pediatrics, infectious diseases, critical care, psychiatry, orthopaedics, biochemistry, neuroscience, gastroenterology, cardiology, genetics, radiology, and other subjects. The top ten journals for the 2017 publications are noted in the table below.

Top Ten Journals for ICTS Publications: 2017

Journal Title

Number of Publications

Scientific Reports

73

PLoS One

65

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

40

Nature Communications

35

Journal of Biological Chemistry

33

Science Translational Medicine

25

Annals of Thoracic Surgery

23

Cancer

22

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

22

JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

22


2,038 (46.5%) of the publications were published in journals representing the top 10% of journals ranked by the Scopus CiteScore. The Scopus CiteScore is the number of citations received by a journal in one year to documents published in the three previous years, divided by the number of documents indexed in Scopus published in those same three years. Please refer to the Scopus CiteScore guidance for more information.

Publications in Top 10% Journals Ranked by CiteScore for ICTS Publications: 2017


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Publications by Subject Area for ICTS Publications: 2017


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ICTS members were authors of guidelines published in 2017 covering topics such as head and neck cancer, oncology, hepatobiliary cancer, enuresis, kidney disease, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, infectious diarrhea, cesarean delivery patterns, concussions, sleep apnea, bladder reconstruction, and others.

A variety of medical-related occupations were noted in the publications: junior clinical faculty, ICU nurse, oncology resident, dentist, postgraduate trainee, neonatologist, pediatric surgeon, nurse anesthetist, public health practitioner, administrator, among others.

Research activities covered all phases of the translational research cycle, from the bench to the community, with a number of studies targeting populations such as older adults, college students, transgendered persons, the Millennial generation, adolescent boys, breast cancer patients, extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs), veterans, youth in foster care, postmenopausal women, American Indians, Hispanics, and African-Americans.

Research was conducted in world-wide including the U.S Gulf Coast and countries such as Senegal, India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Peru, Australia, Japan, Europe, to name a few.

Co-author affiliations represented 1,733 institutions worldwide including all 50 States and over 150 countries such as Liechtenstein, Gambia, Algeria, Sudan, Zambia, Venezuela, Peru, Iceland, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, among others. International collaboration represented 29.3% of the 2017 publications. Authors from all CTSA-affiliated hubs were co-authors with ICTS members for the 2017 publications.

International Collaboration for ICTS Publications: 2017


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Geospatial Visualization of Countries Represented by Co-author Affiliations for ICTS Publications: 2017


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There were a total of 64,517 views for the 2017 ICTS Publications. Views are defined as the views of abstracts in Scopus and clicks on the view full-text link in Scopus. These are limited to subscribers and trial customers of Scopus.

There were 20,412 citations for the 2017 publications noted in Elsevier SciVal as of September 2018 with an average of 4.6 citations per publication. 3,330 of the 2017 publications have been cited at least once since September 2018.

Overall Performance of ICTS Publications: 2017


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The Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) of the 2017 ICTS publications is 2.24. The FWCI is defined as the ratio of the total citations actually received by the denominator's output, and the total citations that would be expected based on the average of the subject field. A FWCI of:

  • Exactly 1 means that the output performs just as expected for the global average.
  • More than 1 means that the output is more cited than expected according to the global average; for example, 1.48 means 48% more cited than expected.
  • Less than 1 means that the output is cited less than expected according to the global average.

Source: Snowball Metrics

Field-Weighted Citation Impact for ICTS Publications: 2017


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The publication with the highest citation count garnered 157 citations, with 511 publications having more than 10 citations each. 1,478 (33.2%) of the publications were in the top 10% of the most cited publications worldwide; 6.0% of the publications were in the top 1%, per SciVal.

Publications in the Top 10% Most Cited Worldwide for ICTS Publications: 2017


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17 current ICTS Members from Washington University were recently noted on the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics. The 2017 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2005-2015 were surveyed. Highly Cited Papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science. This data derives from Essential Science Indicators (ESI). The ICTS members noted for the 2017 report are: Deanna Barch, Ross Brownson, Nigel Cairns, Marco Colonna, Maurizio Corbetta, Michael Diamond, John DiPersio, Erik Dubberke, Anne Fagan, Jeffrey Gordon, David Holtzman, John Morris, Kenneth Murphy, Gwendalyn Randolph, Bradley Schlaggar, Abraham Snyder, and David Van Essen.