Table 5

EBMH (mental health) journal-specific content of high-quality, clinically relevant articles

Journal title

Number articles in 2000 in journal

Number abstracted (% included in EBMH)

NNR for abstracted article

Number abstracted or listed (% included in EBMH)*

NNR for abstracted or listed**


Archives of General Psychiatry

161

12 (12.5)

20.1

14 (8.2)

11.5

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews***

444

6 (6.3)

74.0

27 (15.9)

16.4

American Journal of Psychiatry

508

5 (5.2)

101.6

9 (5.3)

56.4

British Journal of Psychiatry

335

5 (5.2)

67.0

8 (4.7)

41.9

JAMA

1930

5 (5.2)

386.0

9 (5.3)

214.4

Lancet

3858

5 (5.2)

771.6

7 (4.1)

551.1

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

169

5 (5.2)

33.8

8 (4.7)

21.1

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

300

4 (4.2)

75.0

4 (2.4)

75.0

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology***

122

4 (4.2)

30.5

7 (4.1)

17.4

BMJ

3428

3 (3.1)

1142.7

4 (2.4)

857.0

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

162

3 (3.1)

54.0

3 (1.7)

54.0

Schizophrenia Bulletin

80

3 (3.1)

26.7

4 (2.4)

20.0

Annals of Internal Medicine

602

2 (2.1)

301.5

2 (1.2)

301.5

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines***

99

2 (2.1)

49.5

3 (1.7)

33.0

Archives of Internal Medicine

620

2 (2.1)

310

3 (1.7)

206.7

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

173

2 (2.1)

86.5

2 (1.2)

86.5

Journal of Family Practice

263

2 (2.1)

131.5

2 (1.2)

131.5

New England Journal of Medicine

1530

2 (2.1)

765.0

2 (1.2)

765.0

Psychosomatic Medicine

106

2 (2.1)

53.0

3 (1.7)

35.3

Acta Psychiatric Scandinavica

255

1 (1.0)

255

2 (1.2)

127.5

Addiction

295

1 (1.0)

295

4 (2.4)

73.8

Age and Ageing

181

1 (1.0)

181

1 (0.6)

181

American Journal of Public Health

363

1 (1.0)

363

1 (0.6)

363

Archives of Family Medicine (no longer published)

230

1 (1.0)

230

1 (0.6)

230

Behaviour Therapy

44

1 (1.0)

44

3 (1.7)

14.7

British Journal of General Practice

453

1 (1.0)

453

1 (0.6)

453

British Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

N.A.

1 (1.0)

N.A.

1 (0.6)

N.A.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

179

1 (1.0)

179

1 (0.6)

179

Child Development

141

1 (1.0)

141

2 (1.2)

70.5

CMAJ (formerly Canadian Medical Association Journal)

1007

1 (1.0)

1007

1 (0.6)

1007

Image Journal of Nursing Scholarship

94

1 (1.0)

94

1 (0.6)

94

Journal of Advanced Nursing

611

1 (1.0)

611

1 (0.6)

611

Journal of Affective Disorders

154

1 (1.0)

154

1 (0.6)

154

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

83

1 (1.0)

83

2 (1.2)

41.5

Medical Care

162

1 (1.0)

162

1 (0.6)

162

Pain

269

1 (1.0)

269

1 (0.6)

269

Pediatrics

811

1 (1.0)

811

2 (1.2)

405.5

Psychiatric Services

356

1 (1.0)

356

3 (1.7)

118.7

Psychology and Aging

55

1 (1.0)

55

1 (0.6)

55

Research in Nursing Health

55

1 (1.0)

55

1 (0.6)

55

Social Science and Medicine

302

1 (1.0)

302

1 (0.6)

302

American Journal of Medicine

435

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (1.2)

217.5

AHCOR/AHRQ Reports***

N.A.

0 (0)

Infinity

3 (1.7)

N.A.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

337

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.6)

337

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

214

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.6)

214

Journal of Clinical Nursing

107

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.6)

107

Journal of Psychosomatic Research

118

0 (0)

Infinity

2 (1.2)

59

Neurology

1334

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.6)

1334

Psychosomatic Medicine

106

0 (0)

Infinity

1 (0.6)

106

Total

96

170

Correlation with SCI Impact Factors-correlation coefficient (P-value)

N.A.

0.386 (0.02)

N.A.

0.381 (0.01)

N.A.


*Articles abstracted are those that pass methodological criteria and are deemed to be the most important by practicing mental health professionals. The other articles listed are articles with the same high-quality methods but are considered to be slightly less important clinically by mental health professionals; **The number of articles needed to read (NNR) is a measure of the ratio of number of relevant articles (abstracted or combined abstracted or B-listed) divided into the total number of articles for each journal title; ***SCI Impact Factor not available for analysis; N.A. Not applicable or not available. Data are for 2000. Note that the AHRQ/AHCPR reports were not considered journal titles and read as such for this report.

McKibbon et al. BMC Medicine 2004 2:33   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-33

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