Content and citation analysis of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Journal during 2011-2015

Samadbeik, Mahnaz and Saremian, Marzie and Asadi, Heshmatollah and Garavand*, Ali (2017) Content and citation analysis of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Journal during 2011-2015. Yafte, 19 (4).


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Background: Considering the importance of content and citation analysis in understanding the needs and improving journals’ scientific quality, the objective of the present study was to content and citation analysis of published articles in Lorestan University of Medical Sciences Journal (Yafte) during 2011 to 2015. Materials and Methods: This study is a prospective longitudinal study conducted in 2016. Published articles during 2011 to 2015 were studied. Data were collected by a researcher-made checklist and analyzed by SPSS version 21 and descriptive statistics. Results: Results showed that 95.8 percent of the articles were original and most of organizational affiliations of authors were related to Lorestan University of Medical Sciences (53.8). Over the past five years, 262 articles have been published in the Yafte Journal, half-life of resources were 8.38 years and the highest number of articles were published in the years 2013 and 2012. Conclusion: Considering the results of this study, it is suggested that the journal authorities should take necessary steps to balance organizational affiliations of published articles. It is also suggested that authors should be encouraged to use newer sources by setting some restrictions. Keywords: Bibliometric, Content Analysis, Citation Analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Depositing User: mania jalilvand
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2017 06:07
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2017 19:28

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