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CJS 2015, 2(1): 57-64 Back to browse issues page
Small World theory in scientific cooperation network in the field of Iranian medicine 2009-2013
Faezeh Aghamolayi, Hamzehali Nourmohammadi, Abdolsamad Keramatfar *, Saeid Asadi, Fereshteh Esparaein
Scientometrics Section of SID, Tehran, Iran.
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Background and aim: Small World is one of the existing theories in the social network analysis (SNA), which consists of clusters with local robust connections and a few global connections and shortens the distance between both two nodes of network. The aim of this study was to investigate the small world theory in co-authorship network of Iranian medicine.

Material and methods: This study was conducted using Bibliometrics and SNA methods. Medicine word was surfed in WoS database only on Iran during 2009-2013 years. Finally, the status of this word was analyzed in terms of accordance to small world theory by drawing the co-authorship map.

Findings: The results showed that more than half of researchers in this filed had communicated with each other and shaped a component in which the path length was 6.89 and the clustering coefficient was 0.85 and the index of Small World was 169.79, too.

Conclusion: The relatively short length of path, high coefficient of clustering and also comparing the index of Small World with other researches indicates that there is a Small World.

Keywords: Small World Theory, Scientific Collaboration, Medicine, Iran
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Scientometrics
Received: 2014/12/6 | Accepted: 2015/09/13 | Published: 2015/11/30
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DOI: 10.22088/acadpub.BUMS.2.1.57


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Aghamolayi F, Nourmohammadi H, Keramatfar A, Asadi S, Esparaein F. Small World theory in scientific cooperation network in the field of Iranian medicine 2009-2013. CJS. 2015; 2 (1) :57-64
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