A journal-level analysis of health communication

Thomas Hugh Feeley, Rachel Annette Smith, Shin Il Moon, Ashley E. Anker

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Abstract

Citation data from 2006 through 2008 were used to examine the journal citation network of Health Communication in comparison to 26 related journals indexed by Journal Citation Reports, a database published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge. A recently advanced journal relatedness factor based on out-degree (i.e., cited journals) and in-degree (i.e., citing journals) citations was used to determine the network of peer journals. Results indicate Health Communication serves to link communication and health-related journals. Data were also reported on journal impact and 5-year journal impact factors. When compared to ISI-indexed communication journals, Health Communication is consistently ranked in the top 25% across impact factors and citations to the journal are consistent over the 7 years of analysis from 2002 through 2008. Methods of increasing the impact of Health Communication among journals in social sciences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-521
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Communication
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2010

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Communication

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