[Correlation between document supply and citations in pharmacology]

Therapie. 2007 Jul-Aug;62(4):347-55. doi: 10.2515/therapie:2007059. Epub 2007 Nov 6.
[Article in French]


Purpose: Investigation of the correlation between document supply by INIST-CNRS (Institut National de l'Information Scientifique et Technique) and citations of 89 pharmacology and pharmacy periodicals in 1992-2004. Investigation of the influence of electronic periodicals.

Methods: Analysis of the cards of document supply-citation correlation for the 89 periodicals during 13 years. Making of four groups of periodicals.

Results: The four groups are respectively made of 19, 16, 47 and 7 periodicals from the most supplied and cited (the more expensive and aged) to the less supplied and cited. Their characteristics are analysed taking into account their evolution during 1992-2004. The periodical Thérapie is in the group of periodicals very supplied but less cited.

Conclusion: The correlation between document supply and citations decreases during the investigated time and is influenced by the coming of electronic periodicals.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bibliometrics
  • France
  • Pharmacology / trends*
  • Publishing / trends*