New: Related Reviews in PubMed

14 05 2008

The latest feature to be added to the PubMed AbstractPlus display format is ‘Related Reviews’, links from the set of “Related Articles’ to review articles (articles indexed with the Publication Type ‘Review’).

Reading this in the NLM Technical Bulletin ( May 06 2008 ) I rushed to have a look in PubMed, but all I could find was the familiar set of 5 related articles (sometimes companied by Patient Drug Information) to the paper I selected.

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What went wrong?

Looking at “the small print” in the bulletin I read:

“Related Reviews will initially appear during randomly selected PubMed sessions; therefore, not all users will see them. We expect that this feature will be expanded to all users if it proves to be popular.”

O.k. this it is in fact a random trial, and I just received the placebo.

How would NLM decide whether this featured feature is popular? The number of clicks?

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NL flagVers van de pers uit het NLM Technical Bulletin (May 06 2008 ) : Aan het PubMed AbstractPlus display format worden ‘Related Reviews’ toegevoegd, dat zijn links van “related articles” naar reviews (artikelen met het Publicatietype ‘Review’).

Heb het meteen geprobeerd in PubMed, maar ik zag alleen maar de oude, vertrouwde 5 related articles (en soms “Patient Drug Information”) naast een geselecteerd artikel (zie Figuur hierboven?)

Wat was er mis?

In de ‘kleine lettertjes’ onderaan las ik het volgende:

“Related Reviews will initially appear during randomly selected PubMed sessions; therefore, not all users will see them. We expect that this feature will be expanded to all users if it proves to be popular.”

O.k. het is dus een random trial, en ik kreeg net de placebo.

Hoe zou de NLM nu op grond van deze gegevens tot een juist besluit kunnen komen: het aantal kliks op de related reviews?………)


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16 05 2008
Possibly an announcement about possibly related posts « Laika’s MedLibLog

[…] to my previous post “new related reviews in Pubmed” (which appeared possibly an anouncement) is this post on “possible announcement of possibly […]

15 06 2008
PubMed: Past, Present And Future, PART II « Laika’s MedLibLog

[…] Related reviews section see previous post HERE […]

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