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An early indicator of drug success: Top Journal Selectivity Index

Authors Kissin I

Received 24 August 2012

Accepted for publication 6 November 2012

Published 13 February 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 93—98


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Igor Kissin

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Abstract: The Top Journal Selectivity Index (TJSI) is a scientometric index reflecting the potential importance of a new drug. It represents the ratio of the number of all types of articles on a particular drug in the top 20 journals relative to the number of articles in all (>5,000) biomedical journals covered by Medline over the 5 years since the drug’s introduction. The TJSI can be an indicator of a drug’s potential for sustained use: a higher score increases the probability of continuing success.

Keywords: bibliometrics, ‘me-too’ drugs, pharmaceutical market, scientometrics

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