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Rashidi A, Moulavi M. CITATION ANALYSIS OF IRANIAN NURSING SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTIVITY INDEXED IN WEB OF KNOWLEDGE AND SCOPUS. Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 2018; 15 (10) :733-742
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3350-en.html
1- Associate Professor of Medical Information, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author)
2- Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Mahabad Branch, Mahabad, Iran
Abstract:   (3141 Views)
Background & Aims: This bibliometric study was designed to assess and compare the quantity and quality of Iranian nursing scientific productivity indexed in Web of knowledge and Scopus.
Material & Methods: Citation data retrieved from both databases in 10 of August of 2017 were transferred to Microsoft excel and analyzed based on bibliometric indices.
Results: The first Iranian nurses publication in Scopus dated to 1967 and in Web of knowledge to 1991. To date, the scientific productivity of nursing field was exponentially increased in both databases. There were 3056 and 1622 publications till 10 of August 2017 in Scoops and Web of knowledge, respectively. The journal of Hayat with 210 in Scopus and International journal of medical research and health sciences with 107 publications were the top journals where Iranian nurses preferred to publish their scientific output. Ahmadi with 56 papers In Scopus and Azizi with 140 papers in Web of knowledge were the most prolific authors. Citation per paper and h.index of the papers published in Scopus was 1.9 and 62 while the same indeces of the papers published in Web of knowledge were 3.19 and 26, respectively. Tehran University of Medical Sciences with 925 and 441 publications in Scopus and Web of knowledge took the first place and Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences with 475 followed by Islamic Azad University with 187 publications took the second place, respecively.
Conclusions: Iranian nursing field publishes more than 38 scientific journals. Few of them are indexed in the well-known databases. Iranian nursing researchers along with publishing papers in the journals with high impact should index their journals in the internationally-recognized databases to augment their visibility and indices such as citation and h. index.
 
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