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CJS 2014, 1(2): 14-21 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of Iran scientific production in the field of Microbiology, on the basis of citation, self-citation and immediacy index
Mohamad Mohammadi *, Ahmad Yousefi
Head of library number one zarghan, public library foundation of iran , mohammadmohammadi1363@gmail.com
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Background and aim: Number of scientific products indexed in the major databases such as Web of Science is one of the important criteria for ranking countries. This research aimed to review the Iranian articles in the field of microbiology in terms of quantitative and qualitative indicators of the growth rates of self-citations.

Material and methods: In this research, citation analysis method was used. WoS database was selected for data collection and citation report of this database and Excel software were applied for data analysis.

Findings: Based on the findings, 763 microbial articles of Iranians researchers were indexed in Web of Science database. The average of annual growth rate was 57.25%. Average of citations annual growth rate without considering self-citation was 23.54. Average of annual growth rate of journal impact factors with self-citation and without self-citation was -8.51 and -8.93, respectively. Moreover, the average of annual growth rate of immediacy index was -10.1.

Conclusion: The results showed that Iran has had increasing and decreasing trends in the field of microbiology in terms of quantitative and scientometric qualitative indicators in recent years.

Keywords: Microbiology, Scientometrics, Self-citations, Articles, Iran, Web of Science Database
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Scientometrics

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