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February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5)

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Assessing the impact of journals

A review of journals in the field of respiratory research, in the context of industrial occupational health

Summary:

Many occupational health practitioners have only limited access to the huge range of potentially relevant peer-reviewed journals. Using occupational respiratory health as the reference point, Garry Dix explores the factors that determine how successful a journal is in getting the key findings of research to those working in the field.

Theinfluence of a scientific journal within a specified field can be assessed using …

Garry Dix is a chemicals and health effects advisor, based in the UK, at the international fragrance house CPL Aromas. This article was completed as part of the author’s work towards a professional doctorate in Health Science from the University of Portsmouth.

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2012 (vol. 08/5) pp30-33

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