Bibliometric analysis of highly cited publications of health research in England, 1997-2003

Theme specific HCPs in England

by Edward Nason, Jonathan Grant, Thed van Leeuwen

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This working paper describes a bibliometric analysis to support the process of identifying candidate biomedical research units as part of the UK Department of Health’s R&D strategy, Best Research for Best Health. It focuses specifically on six specific research areas of high disease burden and clinical need that are currently underrepresented in the portfolios of the Biomedical Research Centres put in place as part of Best Research for Best Health: (1) cardiovascular disease, (2) deafness and hearing problems, (3) gastrointestinal (including liver) disease, (4) musculoskeletal disease, (5) respiratory disease, and (6) nutrition, diet and lifestyle (including obesity). The bulk of the working paper consists of a tabular and graphic presentation of the percentage and distribution of highly cited papers in each research area.

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