Ann Surg Oncol (2018) 25:1801–1802 https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6500-z EDITO R IAL – HEA L TH SER V ICES RESEAR CH AN D G LOBA L O NCO L OG Y 1,2 1,2 Allison R. Wilcox, MD and Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS 1 2 Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH In this issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology, Nguyen publications (productivity) by also accounting for how et al. show an expected association between surgical often work is cited (impact), although the h-index is rela- oncologists’ h-index and academic rank. One of the tively insensitive to a small number of highly cited articles, authors’ main ﬁndings was that male gender was associated because the number of citations above a critical number are with higher h-indices across all ranks of Assistant Profes- irrelevant to the calculation. The h-index also does not sor, Associate Professor, and Professor. There was not a consider variation in publication practices across types of statistically signiﬁcant difference associated with admin- research (e.g., basic science research vs. clinical outcomes istrative position (e.g., division chief or department chair). research) or the relative strength of the impact factor of These data form
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