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Assessing non-standard article impact using F1000 labels

Abstract

Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is a post-publishing peer review web site where experts evaluate and rate biomedical publications. F1000 reviewers also assign labels to each paper from a standard list or article types. This research examines the relationship between article types, citation counts and F1000 article factors (FFa). For this purpose, a random sample of F1000 medical articles from the years 2007 and 2008 were studied. In seven out of the nine cases, there were no significant differences between the article types in terms of citation counts and FFa scores. Nevertheless, citation counts and FFa scores were significantly different for two article types: “New finding” and “Changes clinical practice”: FFa scores value the appropriateness of medical research for clinical practice and “New finding” articles are more highly cited. It seems that highlighting key features of medical articles alongside ratings by Faculty members of F1000 could help to reveal the hidden value of some medical papers.

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  1. The CPP/FCSm is an indicator which developed by Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) with the aim of normalization of citation among different fields. It has been renamed as crown indicator (See http://arxiv.org/pdf/1003.2167.pdf).

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Table 4 Faculty members of F1000 in different disciplines of medical sciences

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Mohammadi, E., Thelwall, M. Assessing non-standard article impact using F1000 labels. Scientometrics 97, 383–395 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-013-0993-9

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Keywords

  • Faculty of F1000
  • Altmetrics
  • Beyond impact
  • Research assessment
  • Post-publishing peer review