Bibliometric analysis of highly cited publications of health research in England, 2002-2006

by Thed van Leeuwen, Jonathan Grant, Siobhan Ni Chonaill

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This paper describes a bibliometric analysis to support the selection of candidate National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and Biomedical Research Units (BRUs). It is intended to assist potential applicants in deciding whether to submit a pre-qualifying questionnaire as part of the procurement process and to inform the deliberations of the selection panel for the BRCs and BRUs. The work presented in this paper is a collaboration between the Centre for Science and Technology Studies in the Netherlands (CWTS) and RAND Europe.

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