8 June 2009
Sypsa V, Hatzakis A. Assessing the impact of biomedical research in Academic Institutions of disparate sizes. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009, 9:33. Epub ahead of print
A valid and transparent evaluation of universities is increasingly needed. However, it continues to be a controversial issue. In particular, as regards the assessment of biomedical research, peer-review is not adequate for large-scale evaluations and the authors propose, beyond the usual bibliometric indicators, a new impact measure: the Modified Impact Index (MII). This indicator is suitable for large as well as for small field specific publication sets in biomedicine and should be used together with the h-index, when a comparison of the research output of institutions of disparate sizes is performed.