A bibliometric study of scientific output in Tabriz University of Medical Science 1988-1996

Biglu, Mohammad-Hossein and Omid, Askari A bibliometric study of scientific output in Tabriz University of Medical Science 1988-1996., 2005 . In 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005 July 24-25. [Conference poster]


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A bibliometrics analysis was recruited to visualize the scientific output of faculty members of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for a period of eight years (1988-1996) .The subject fields surveyed are: Hygiene and Nutrition, Nursing and Midwifery, Medicine, Para medicine and Dentistry. The general purpose of study is :1- to determine whether academic status and prestige have any impact on the level of productivity, 2- to study the productivity within different fields of medical science.3- to determine the most productive area amongst the fields.4- to determine the least productive one. 5. To illustrate the trend of scientific output through out 1988-1996 in the university. The study illustrated that the number of publications during the period under study witnessed a sharp continuous growth, the study further showed that the population under study produced about 2166 scientific publications in the form of books(7%), periodical article (56%) and research reports (37%). 69.3% of researches were carried out by individual researcher; and the frequency of group research was only 30.7%. The majority of papers and research reports (93.3%) appeared in local journals and only 6.7% of them were published in international journals. The result showed that, those with a higher degree like PhD and postdoctoral qualification published and presented a lot more papers, compared to those who had lesser degree of qualifications. Observation from the analysis highlighted the following points: Medicine is the most productive area amongst the six subject fields (66.5) and Dentistry is the least productive one (1.5%). The number of publications showed a sharp increase during the period of study .

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: Bibliometricsm, Scientific output, Medical Science University, Tabriz
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
Depositing user: Mohammad Hossein Biglu
Date deposited: 20 Aug 2013 06:45
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:27
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19945


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