J Korean Geriatr Soc.  2006 Dec;10(4):251-255.

The Analysis of the Articles Published in Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. abbi21c@hotmail.com

Abstract

Background: We thought that it is needed to look over the past issues in the Korean Geriatrics Society Articles, in order to assure that it is proper as an academic journal of geriatrics. We scrutinized the articles published in the Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society.
Methods
We analyzed 20 volumes of Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society, published from 2001 to 2005. We counted the number of review articles, original articles and case reports by year. We classified articles as geriatric principles, basic sciences, and clinical studies, which were classified again by subjects as understanding of geriatrics and elderly patients, problem common in elderly people, and clinical trial. We stratified articles by the research methods, such as descriptive, analytical(cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort study), and investigational study.
Results
Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society was published in every three months. For 5 years, 191 articles were published, which included 27 review articles(14.1%), 130 original articles(68.1%), and 34 case reports(17.8%). They were dealing with the geriatric principles in 51, basic science in 13, and clinical study in 93 articles respectively. By subjects, 64 articles(33.4%) worked on understanding of geriatrics and elderly patients, and many original articles were related with the cardiovascular and neurological system. Neurological diseases were most common in case reports. There were 40 descriptive(30.8%), 82 analytical(64.0%: cross-sectional 43.1%, casecontrol 19.2%, cohort 0.7%), and 8 investigational studies(6.2%).
Conclusion
The proportion of original articles was highest in Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society. A third of all articles were relevant to geriatrics original, and two thirds were analytical, which were thought to be proper as an academic journal of geriatrics.

Keyword

Geriatrics; Research Paper; Journal
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