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Webometric analysis of Iranian universities of medical sciences

Aminpour, F. and Kabiri, P. and Otroj, Z. and Keshtkar, A.A. (2009) Webometric analysis of Iranian universities of medical sciences. Scientometrics, 80 (1). pp. 253-264. ISSN 01389130 (ISSN)

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Abstract

There are many researches have been conducted on webometrics, especially the impacts of websites on each other and the web impact factor. However, there are few studies focusing on the websites of Iranian universities. This study analyzed the websites of Iranian universities of medical sciences according to the webometric indicators. In a cross-sectional study, the number of web pages, inlinks, external inlinks and also the overall and absolute web impact factors for Iranian universities of medical sciences with active exclusive websites were calculated and compared using AltaVista search engine. Finally, the websites were ranked based on these webometric indicators. The results showed that the website of Tehran university of medical sciences with 49,300 web pages and 9860 inlinks was ranked first for the size and number of inlinks, while its impact factor was ranked 38th. Rafsanjan UMS with 15 web pages and 211 links had the highest rank for the web impact factor among Iranian universities of medical sciences. The study revealed that Iranian universities of medical sciences did not have much impact on the web and were not well known internationally. The major reason relies on linguistic barriers. Some of them also suffer from technical problems in their web design. © 2009 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 - Scientometry Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran [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 - Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - 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] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
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 04:50
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2017 11:15
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2265

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