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Iranian Medical Universities in SCIE: Evaluation of address variation

Aminpour, F. and Kabiri, P. and Boroumand, M.A. and Keshtkar, A.A. and Hejazi, S.S. (2010) Iranian Medical Universities in SCIE: Evaluation of address variation. Scientometrics, 85 (1). pp. 53-63. ISSN 01389130 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Applying different institutional addresses in the scientific production of a same university has underestimated the scientific production of Iranian universities and consequently lowered their position in the international academic rankings for a long time. The present study evaluated the scientific production of Iranian medical universities according to their institutional addresses registered in the papers indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). By conducting a descriptive research we retrieved total SCIE indexed of top Iranian medical universities and their respective hospitals and research centers from the beginning of 1986 to the end of 2007. Then different variations of the institutional addresses of each university in the author affiliation of papers were assessed. Finally the universities were ranked according to observing a uniformed format for more registered addresses in SCIE. The findings showed unexpected diversity in the institutional affiliation of each university in their SCIE indexed papers. Although "Tehran University of Medical Sciences" showed the most variation in registering institutional addresses but ranked first according to observing unification for more addresses in the SCIE indexed papers comparing to the other universities. The problem of applying different institutional affiliations in the scientific production of the universities should be valued enough by the whole scientific community. Observing a uniformed format in registering institutional addresses of Iranian medical universities would affect their scientific credibility and international ranks through representing their real scientific productivity. © 2010 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Scientometrics [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Faculty of Management and Medical Information Science, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Scientometry Department, Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Central Library, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic rankings, Author affiliation, Institutional affiliation, Iranian Universities, Science Citation Index Expanded, Scientific productivity
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 04:31
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2015 06:46
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2208

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