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Three decades of the Ceylon Medical Journal--analysis using MEDLINE (PubMed)

Show simple item record Mendis, K. en_US Solangaarachchi, I. en_US Weerabaddana, C. en_US 2014-10-29T09:22:58Z 2014-10-29T09:22:58Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ceylon Medical Journal. 2005; 50(1): pp.14-17 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0009-0875 (Print) en_US
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: The Ceylon Medical Journal (CMJ) is the only Sri Lankan medical journal that is indexed in MEDLINE (PubMed). Publications in the CMJ from 1965 March to 2001 December were analysed using the PubMed interface of MEDLINE. METHOD: Using PubMed we downloaded the CMJ bibliography in MEDLINE format. Important tagged fields were written to a Microsoft-Access database using a PubMed Grabber/Analyser program. The analysis was done using Access-SQL and PubMed queries. RESULTS: There were 1472 citations by 1373 authors. 944 authors had only one and 176 had two articles. The top 10 authors contributed 8% and the top 25, 15.4% of the articles. Publications types were: 68.5% 'journal articles', 10.4% letters, 4.2% historical articles and 4.1% reviews. Controlled clinical trials, randomised controlled trials and clinical trials together totalled only 39 (2.1%). Articles were classified using 2 to 44 medical subject headings (MeSH; average 11.4, mode 9) from the MeSH vocabulary. CMJ articles classified using broad MeSH categories were (top five): infections 370(15 %), pathological conditions signs and symptoms 266( 10.8%), haemic, lymphatic and immunologic 199 (7.7%), endocrine, nutritional and metabolic 189 (7.7%), neoplasms 179(7.3%). DISCUSSION: For 938 (68%) authors, publishing in the CMJ was a one time affair. The top 50 authors contributed nearly a quarter (23.2%). A product of this research is an off-line CMJ searching system from 1965 to 2001 with menu driven search facilities which will be a useful tool for researchers. en_US
dc.publisher Sri Lanka Medical Association en_US
dc.title Three decades of the Ceylon Medical Journal--analysis using MEDLINE (PubMed) en_US
dc.type Research Paper en_US
dc.identifier.department Family Medicine en_US
dc.creator.corporateauthor Sri Lanka Medical Association en_US

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