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Survey on Citations of Ending Research Design of Kashan University of Medical Science during 1990-2009
Zahra Batooli *, Zohreh Azarbad
. Department of library, Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran , Batooli-z@kaums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: It’s common that researcher’s works are published in form of research design and dissertation before that they are published in form of books. With regard to this issue, always significant amount of budget of government and researcher’s energy and time are spent for research design. Citation analysis is one of the most widely used methods in evaluating the research performance of scholars. In this study, a citation analysis of approved research project of Kashan University of Medical Science during 1990-2009 was used. Materials and Methods: This research is a descriptive study and 396 research designs which were done in Kashan University of Medical Science during 1990-2009 were analyzed by citation analysis methods. Data were gathered via checklists. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics methods by SPSS software version11.5. After gathering information and analyzing them, a description of the paper like: total number of citations, their average number of citations per article, distribution of the cited sources, language of citations, and their half-life have been presented. For distinguishing core journals, Bradford' law has been used. Results: 396 research designs were published in Kashan University of Medical Science during 1990-2009. Finding of this study shows that 13812 citations extracted from 396 research design. Average citation number for each research design was almost 35. The highest percent of citations was belonging to English journals. Average citation half-life of Iranian journals is 12 years whilst English Journals is 16 years. Bradford’ law applied on cited English journals in order to determine the most used journals (19 core journals). Conclusion: Results show the importance of English journals as the most important resources of special information. Medical library will have a better acquisition and is cost-effective for saving budget by providing a checklist of core journals. Faculty member will organize their study by study of these journals.
Keywords: Citation Analysis; Half-life; Bradford\' law; Core Journals; Impact Factor
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2012/05/9
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Zahra Batooli, Zohreh Azarbad. Survey on Citations of Ending Research Design of Kashan University of Medical Science during 1990-2009. pajoohande. 2012; 16 (6) :304-313
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