What is an organization or author based analysis?
It is possible, and desirable, for authors to verify all of their publications, also when written at other organizations than Karolinska Institutet/SLL. This is because two different types of analyses may be of value in different situations.
The internationally more common type of analysis, the “organization-based” analysis, uses knowledge about where the publications were written. It mirrors everything done by an organization during a certain time. This is the method of choice if one wishes to study the development over time of a specific research environment such as a university.
An organization based analysis of one individual researcher at Karolinska Institutet will include the publications that he/she wrote while active at Karolinska Institutet. At Karolinska Institutet/SLL data for this type of analysis comes either from the authors' addresses as written on the publications or from the addresses that the authors supplied when they verified the publication in the bibliometric system.
An “author-based” analysis includes all publications written by researchers presently affiliated to the analyzed organization, regardless of where they were active when they wrote it. This more accurately mirrors the current research potential of the organization and is therefore the method used for many bibliometric analyses within Karolinska Institutet. At Karolinska Institutet/SLL data for this type of analysis comes from the authors' current affiliations according to the staff catalogues KIMKAT and EK.
For analysis of patient themes and groups it is also possible to limit your search to publications about children and/or adults. The association of publications to an age group is decided by the MeSH-headings for age groups in Medline. "Child" is here considered to be from newborn up to and including 18 years of age, "Adult" from 19 years and up.
- Children or adults: retrives publications about children, adults or without any specific age tag.
- Children, exclude publications only about adults: will retrieve publications about children and unknown age groups, but not publications known to be only about adults.
- Adults, exclude publications only about children: will retrieve publications about children and unknown age groups, but not publications known to be only about adults.
- Children – explicitly: will only retrieve publications that have explicitly been marked in Medline to be about children.
- Adults – explicitly: will only retrieve publications that have explicitly been marked in Medline to be about adults.