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CJS 2021, 8(2): 90-100 Back to browse issues page
Assessing COVID-19 Research Outputs of Iran’s Top Universities in Social Media: An Altmetric Study
Amir Ghasemian , Amir Reza Asnafi * , Samaneh Hadadgar , Fatemeh Mirzaei
Department of Information Science, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran , aasnafi@gmail.com
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Background and aim: Scientific infrastructures of societies would be mainly constructed in universities and academic environments. As a result, considering research outputs and performances in academic departments are of high significance. The current study aimed at investigating the research outputs of Iran’s top universities as mentioned in social media on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials and methods: Scientometric (Quantity and Scientific productions) and Altmetric (Mentions Bookmarks and altmetric scores) indices were considered as the research methodology. The population of this study was COVID-19 research outputs of the Scopus database from the top universities of Iran including Tehran University, Shahid Beheshti University, Tarbiat Modares University, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Isfahan University, Shiraz University, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Tabriz University in 2020. Data were collected from the Scopus and Altmetric Explorer databases and were analyzed using the descriptive statistics and Spearman correlation test.
Findings: The University of Tehran had the highest rank with 1409 research outputs on the COVID-19. The highest international cooperation was made with the United States, Britain and Canada, respectively. The major social media used were Twitter and Mendeley. The results of the Spearman correlation test revealed that there was a statistically significant relationship between citation index and altmetric score (p-value< 0/05) regarding the research outputs of Tehran University, Shahid Beheshti University, Shiraz University and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Conclusion: Publications receiving more citations are not necessarily mentioned in social media.
Keywords: Scientific productions, Scientometrics, Altmetrics, Iran, Universities, Covid-19
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Scientific Production
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Ghasemian A, Asnafi A R, Hadadgar S, Mirzaei F. Assessing COVID-19 Research Outputs of Iran’s Top Universities in Social Media: An Altmetric Study. CJS. 2021; 8 (2) :90-100
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