Citation Analysis of Iranian English-language Medical Journals in Wikipedia

Davoudi, Hamidreza and Noruzi, Alireza Citation Analysis of Iranian English-language Medical Journals in Wikipedia. Health Information Management, 2021, vol. 18, n. 5, pp. 216-224. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Objectives: The purpose of this research was to investigate citations to the Iranian English-language medical journals in Wikipedia. Methodology: This descriptive survey was conducted based on citation analysis and scientometric techniques. The study population includes 289 English-language journals approved by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The full title, acronym and abbreviated title of each journal were searched on Wikipedia and Google (site search), and data analysis was conducted using the Excel software. Results: Wikipedia articles were cited to 114 journals approved by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. These journals received 1091 citations. Among which, the journal of "Archives of Iranian Medicine" has received the most citations from Wikipedia articles. Journals in the field of medical profession received the most citations among journals approved by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Furthermore, 412 Wikipedia articles were in English. Among Wikipedia articles, articles in the plant category have cited more to journals approved by the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Conclusion: Iranian medical journals, by improving their popularization policies and strategies can be recognized internationally in terms of article citation and science popularization of science. For this reason, science policymakers should pay more attention to the relationship between universities and scientific journals with the public especially Wikipedia, to generalize and popularize the science and scientific information.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Journal Article, Journal Impact Factor, Bibliometrics, Iran
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 15 Mar 2022 09:38
Last modified: 15 Mar 2022 09:38


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