Seventeen years of science production among researchers of Kermanshah University of Medical sciences (1995-2011) based on Web of Science (WOS)

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Fiezollah Foroughi 1 , Koorosh Hamzehee 2 , * , Azadeh Foroughinia 3 , Farid Najafi 4 , Reza Khodarahmi 5 , Alireza Saleki 2

1 Sciesometrics Unit , Vice Chancellery for Research and Technology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Research Relation Unit, Vice Chancellery for Research and Technology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Dept. of Arabic Language and Literature, School of Literature & Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

5 Dept. of Pharmacognocy and Biotechnology, School of Pharmacy, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Foroughi F, Hamzehee K, Foroughinia A, Najafi F, Khodarahmi R, et al. Seventeen years of science production among researchers of Kermanshah University of Medical sciences (1995-2011) based on Web of Science (WOS), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 16(7):e77291.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 16 (7); e77291
Published Online: February 27, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 16, 2012
Accepted: November 20, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Universities as science production centers, have grate roles in the development of the societies. So, the scientific activities of their researchers should be evaluated. The current study aimed to evaluate science production in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), from 1995 to 2011, based on ISI Web of Science (ISI-WoS) service.

Methods: This study was performed based on the data retrieved from WoS. The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive statistical analyses.

Results: The WoS-derived results showed that KUMS researchers have published 354 scientific papers while total number of citations to these published articles was 1375. Moreover, the highest number of published papers was in 2010.

Conclusion: KUMS has experienced triggering growth in scientific productivity (74 papers in 2010) but with slow onset (2 in 1995). Among the factors contributing to this growth are; establishment of efficient motivating policies, development of scientific relationships, accessibility of essential scientific databases and the growth of internet and its various services can be overall considered as possible causes of KUMS improved productivity.

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science production Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences scientometry

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