Occupational hazards have plagued human civilisation since time immemorial and much of the progress in making workplaces safer is reflected by, and recorded in, the academic periodicals of environmental and occupational health. As a result, careful examination of these journals provides an interesting record of the field itself, as well as documenting the concerns and issues deemed important by editorial boards and contributors over time.
'Derek Smith has established himself as a pioneer in analyzing the literature of environmental and occupational health. Thanks to his fine work, we may use this resource to understand both the history of EOH for its own sake and the dynamics of publishing in one medium-sized, but largely self-contained, scientific field.'
Tee L. Guidotti
Derek R. Smith is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Deputy Director (Research) at the Central Coast Campus of the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. He is active in many different research areas including environmental and occupational health, public health, epidemiology, bibliometrics and medical history. He has published over 200 scientific articles and presented at numerous domestic and international conferences.
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- Historical development of academic journals in environmental and occupational health
- Historical development of the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
- Highly cited articles in environmental and occupational health
- A bibliometric analysis of the Archives of Environmental Health
About the author
'[The book] examines the history and bibliometrics of several of the key journals in the field and it is essential reading for all academics and researchers in EOH, as well as other significant contributors to the literature in this field. It will also be of interest to those working in or wanting to gain a better understanding of bibliometrics, as it is a useful case study in this area, which has applications to most other fields in health and science.'
Peter A Leggat Journal of Military & Veteran's Health
Size: 250 × 176 × 10 mm / 9.84 × 6.93 × 0.39 in
18 b&w illustrations and 62 b&w tables
Copyright: © 2010
Publication: 27 Jun 2011