The Scientific Output of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in Web of Science

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Maryam Okhovati 1 , Azam Bazrafshan 2 , * , Morteza Zare 3 , Leila Abdollahi 4 , Maliheh Sadat Bazrafshan 5

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Management and Health Information AND Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

2 M.Sc. in Medical Library and Information Sciences, Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

3 M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

4 M.Sc. in Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Management and Health Information, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

5 B.Sc. in Medical Library and Information Sciences, Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Management and Health Information, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Okhovati M, Bazrafshan A , Zare M, Abdollahi L , Bazrafshan M S . The Scientific Output of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in Web of Science, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2015 ; 12(4):e58554.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Strides in Development of Medical Education: 12 (4); e58554
Published Online: October 28, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2017
Accepted: January 28, 2015

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Publishing in journals indexed in well-known indexes is the best way to present an article internationally. It also illustrates the contribution of scholars to the advancement of knowledge in the world. This study aimed to investigate the scientific output of Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in Web of Science (WOS) during 2004 to 2013.
Methods: This applied research uses scientometrics and citation methods to investigate the scientific publications of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during 2004-2013. The data were gathered from Web of Science.
Results: During this time period, researchers at Kerman University of Medical Sciences had published 1053 documents in WOS. Most of the documents were in article format. The growth rate of scientific contribution was 70% and the university’s H-index was 30. The papers’ distribution followed the Lotka’s law. In total, the papers had received 4619 citations. Only 2.47% of papers were written by one author. The studied researchers had the most collaboration with Tehran University of Medical Sciences among Iranian universities and the University of Amsterdam among foreign universities. The fields pharmacy and pharmacology had produced the most papers.
Conclusion: The results indicated a growing trend in publications and high rates of scientific collaboration by Kerman University of Medical Sciences. It is suggested that different departments follow the experience of departments with the most productivity in order to increase their output. In this way all departments will contribute to the university’s scientific output. Moroever, new policies should be considered to increase the citation rate.
 

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Science production Web of Science (WOS) Citation Document Scientometrics Kerman University of Medical Sciences H-index

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