A bibliometric analysis of an international research ethics trainee program

Jonathan Fix, Jere Odell, Barbara Sina, Eric M. Meslin, Ken Goodman, Ross Upshur

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we used bibliometric analysis to evaluate the citations associated with publications by trainees in the Fogarty International Center's International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development program. Papers published between 2004 and 2008 were identified for analysis. The outcome measures were total citations, h-index, and i-10. A total of 328 manuscripts were identified, with a yearly average of 66 publications and 363 citations. The median number of citations per paper is 3 (IQR Q1-Q3:6). 12.6% (n = 53) of papers were cited over 10 times and the h-index is 22, indicating that 22 papers had been cited at least 22 times. The data indicate that trainees have been productive and contributed to the scholarly literature. Future studies to benchmark this performance with other bioethics education programs are required to make interpretation of citation analysis more meaningful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2013


  • Bibliometrics
  • Bioethics education
  • Bioethics scholarship
  • Citation analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Law


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