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Abazari Z, Riahi A, Sohbatiha F, Siamian H, Yamin Firoz M. A Comparative Study Of Medical Journals And Articles Growth In Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Member Countries. payavard. 2015; 9 (3) :235-248
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5734-en.html

1- Associated Professor, Knowledge and Information Science Department, School of Human Sciences, Islamic Azad University, North of Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
2- Ph.D Student in Knowledge and Information Science, School of Human & Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran , Ariahi@ut.ac.ir
3- Master of Sciences in Knowledge and Information Science, School of Psychology & Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Knowledge and Information Science Department, School of Allied Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Sari, Iran
5- Assistant Professor in Knowledge and Information Science, General Education Department, Babol University of Medical Science, Babol, Iran
Abstract:   (2721 Views)
Background and Aim: Scholarly journals are quite necessary for each society’s scientific life, especially the medical society, because they represent the academic community’s achievements to a large extent at regional, national and international levels. The present research, therefore, aims at a comparative study on the qualitative and quantitative growth of journals and articles in medical sciences and related fields in Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) member countries in Scopus. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive survey with a scientometric approach. The population of the study includes scientific journals and articles in medical sciences indexed in Scopus database. In this study, EMRO academic products and 140 scientific journals have been investigated. Results: The results show that a large number of member countries’ scientific works have been produced and published in medical fields (The main topic of 144,628 out of 573,067 documents published by these countries has been medical fields). Meanwhile, the number of journals which were indexed during the studied period increased from 17 to 127. Conclusion: The production of scientific documents and academic journals in the field of medicine in EMRO member countries has increased during the studied period and has had a considerable leap in the final years. Academic articles have increased along with the increase in scientific journals in these countries.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2015/09/19 | Accepted: 2015/09/19 | Published: 2015/09/19

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