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2020, 22(2): 127-136 Back to browse issues page
Iran’s Scientific Publications in the Field of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Web of Science: A Scientometric Analysis
Fahime Mohammadi , Maryam Shekofteh , Maryam Kazerani
Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , shekofteh_m@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Scientific publications are among the most important indicators for evaluating the development of scientific fields in different countries. The present study aimed to evaluate Iranian scientific publications in the field of endocrinology and metabolism. Materials and Methods: Documents for analysis included all Iranian scientific publications in the field of endocrinology and metabolism, published in the Web of Science. Data analysis was conducted based on the “result analysis” section of Web of Science and descriptive statistics. Results: The total number of Iranian endocrinology and metabolism papers was 4318, involving 2051 organizations, 79 countries, and 10,677 contributing authors. The average number of citations was 8.51 per document. The Iranian publications in the field of endocrinology and metabolism in 2019 were ranked 19th in the world, the second in the Middle East, and the eighth in Iran’s medical field. Azizi was the most prolific and the most cited author. The United States had the greatest cooperation with Iran. Most scientific documents were articles. Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Isfahan University of Medical Sciences accounted for the highest number of publications and citations, respectively. Also, the "Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism" and "Biological Trace Element Research" had the largest number of published and cited articles, respectively. Conclusion: The growth of Iranian scientific publications in the field of endocrinology and metabolism is considerable; however, the promotion of their scientific rank in terms of quantity and quality requires more careful planning.
Keywords: Scientific outputs, Scientific publications, Endocrinology and metabolism, Scientometrics, Iran
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2020/03/3 | Accepted: 2020/09/9 | Published: 2020/11/30

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