National vs. international journals: views of medical professionals in Croatia

Sambunjak, Dario and Huić, Mirjana and Hren, Darko and Katić, Milica and Marušić, Ana and Marušić, Matko (2009) National vs. international journals: views of medical professionals in Croatia. Learned Publishing, 22 (1). pp. 57-70. ISSN 0953-1513

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Abstract

Scholarly journals, especially in non-English-speaking countries, may perform very different functions depending on whether they are published for national or international audiences. Four hundred and sixty-six academic physicians and non-academic general practitioners in Croatia were surveyed on their knowledge about two Croatian medical journals: Liječnički vjesnik (published in Croatian) and Croatian Medical Journal (published in English). The physicians were also surveyed about the importance of all national and international journals published in Croatia, and the types of articles they thought should be published in these journals. More respondents rated national (n = 329, 72.6%) than international journals (n = 275, 63.5%, P < 0.001, Wilcoxon test) as very important for the medical profession. On the other hand, publishing in international journals was more often rated as important than publishing in national journals (n = 184, 42.5% vs. n = 125, 27.8%; P < 0.001, Wilcoxon test). Guidelines for clinical practice were rated as the most important publication item in national journals, and original scientific articles in international journals.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za fiziologiju i imunologiju
Uredništvo časopisa Croatian Medical Journal
Katedra za anatomiju i kliničku anatomiju
Katedra za obiteljsku medicinu
Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
Status: Published
Creators:
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Sambunjak, DarioUNSPECIFIED
Huić, MirjanaUNSPECIFIED
Hren, DarkoUNSPECIFIED
Katić, MilicaUNSPECIFIED
Marušić, AnaUNSPECIFIED
Marušić, MatkoUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2009
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/553

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