Development of a practical tool to measure the impact of publications on the society based on focus group discussions with scientists

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p588
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted to determine the impact of publication materials on society and informs on the views of scientists on the ways to measure societal impact factors. The study utilized eight focus group discussions with 24 biomedical scientists of the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. The methodology developed focuses on the aim of publications, how authors have presented their research and the target audience.


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