Volume 21 (2023)
Volume 20 (2022)
Volume 19 (2021)
Volume 18 (2020)
Volume 17 (2019)
Volume 16 (2018)
Volume 15 (2017)
Volume 14 (2016)
Volume 13 (2015)
Volume 12 (2014)
Volume 11 (2013)
Volume 10 (2012)
Volume 9 (2011)
Volume 8 (2010)
Volume 7 (2009)
Volume 6 (2008)
Volume 5 (2007)
Volume 4 (2006)
Volume 3 (2005)
Volume 2 (2004)
Volume 1 (2003)
The Study of Thesaural Relationships from a Semantic Point of View

J. Mehrad; F. Ahmadinasab

Volume 10, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 135-147

  Thesaurus is one, out of many, precious tool in information technology by which information specialists can optimize storage and retrieval of documents in scientific databases and on the web. In recent years, there has been a shift from thesaurus to ontology by downgrading thesaurus in favor of ontology. ...  Read More

Providing a Persian Language Singular-Stemmer System (RICeST Stemmer)

J. Mehrad; S. R. Berenjian

Volume 9, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 13-22

  This article aims at defining RICeST Stemmer in Persian language set up in the Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICeST). We applied linguistic knowledge and standard algorithms to extract machine-readable rules. In addition, plural suffixes and exceptions of which compound ...  Read More

Correlation between Journal Self-citation and Impact Factor in ISC's PJCR Agriculture and Veterinary Science Journals during 2001-2007

J. Mehrad; M. Goltaji

Volume 9, Issue 1 , July 2011, , Pages 75-87

  This study investigates correlation between journal self – citation and impact factor in Agriculture and Veterinary subject category through the scientific journals indexed in ISC's PJCR during 2001 to 2007. Citation analysis is used to conduct the research. The results indicate a significant correlation ...  Read More

The Islamic World Science Citation Center: A New Scientometrics System for Evaluating Research Performance in OIC Region

J. Mehrad; M. Naseri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , July 2010, , Pages 1-10

  This article deals with the establishment of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) as the first citation system in the Islamic countries. It attempts to describe the mapping of ISC the way it has been established. At the time being, ISC has begun to evaluate the research performance of the ...  Read More

Scientific Impact of Islamic Nations

J. Mehrad; A. Gazni

Volume 8, Issue 2 , July 2010, , Pages 39-56

  This article has attempted to present a clear image of science production by the member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) based on the Essential Science Indicators (ESI). ESI indexes the most effective science productions of the world. The World Bank, on the other hand, has classified ...  Read More

Structural Investigation of Websites’ Ranking Systems in view of Information Retrieval

J. Mehrad; A. Shemrani

Volume 8, Issue 1 , July 2010, , Pages 51-71

  For years, search engines have been considered as one of the most frequently used information seeking tools through the web. Efficiency, ease of use andsearch quality are the main factors for giving precedence over search engines. Search quality is assessed based on the concept of page rank whichis applied ...  Read More

Online Search Skills of Shiraz University Post Graduate Students: A Survey

J. Mehrad; F. Rahimi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , July 2009, , Pages 1-13

  This survey attempted to measure online search skills amongst post graduate students of Shiraz University. Having examined the literature on online search skills, seven most frequently used and applicable online search skills were selected for this study. The two broad objectives were to measure ...  Read More

RICeST: Its Origin and Development, an Interview with Prof. Jafar Mehrad

J. Mehrad

Volume 6, Issue 1 , July 2008, , Pages 1-8

  Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICeST), located in Fars State, is one of the international institutions of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology which is active in the area of information production and dissemination. The following interview is aimed at providing ...  Read More

RLST: Its Origin and Development, an Interview with Prof. Jafar Mehrad

J. Mehrad

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2007, , Pages 1-9

  Regional Library of Science and Technology (RLST), located in Fars State, is one of the international institutions of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology which is active in the area of information production and dissemination. The following interview is aimed at providing the information ...  Read More

Using SOM Neural Network in Text Information Retrieval

J. Mehrad; S. Koleini

Volume 5, Issue 1 , July 2007, , Pages 53-64

  With the increase of the volume of information and the progress in technology, the deficiency of traditional algorithms for fast information retrieval becomes more clear. When large volumes of data are to be handled, the use of neural network as an Artificial Intelligent technique is a suitable method ...  Read More

Search Abilities in Electronic Journals: A Comparative Study of Search Capabilities of Persian and Non-persian E-Journals

J. Mehrad; A. Gilvari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , July 2006, , Pages 57-66

  In this research the degree to which search abilities have been inserted into the search engines of Persian and non-Persian E-Journals has been investigated. 97 Persian E-Journals (PEJ) and 30 non-Persian, in this case English, E-Journals (EEJ) represent the research population. The required data ...  Read More

Designing the Conceptual Model of an Electronic Document Management System for the Institute of Technical and Vocational Higher Education

J. Mehrad; H.R. Mokhtari Aski

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2005, , Pages 57-70

  This research discusses the process of designing a conceptual model for a new information system, i.e. Electronic Document Management System. The new system is designed for an educational institute (ITVHE) whose managers are the research population. The research methodology is based on structured analysis ...  Read More

Designing and Implementing a Web-Based Full-Text Database on Persian Electronic Journals

J. Mehrad; S. Koleini

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2004, , Pages 43-54

  By winter 2003 the Regional Library of Science and Technology (RLST) successfully completed the design and implementation of the Full-Text Database on Persian Electronic Journals. The main objective was to facilitate easy access to articles embodied in Persian journals without requiring the physical ...  Read More

Journal Selection Policy and The Contribution of Iranian Researchers in International Journals as Specified in ISI

Mir Fazlollah Mousavi; Jafar Mehrad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , July 2003, , Pages 46-58

  The first part of this article deals with ISI’s journal selection policy. Describing the importance of evaluation process as well as determining the status of Iran in knowledge production in the areas of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, etc. and comparing it with the articles published ...  Read More



Volume 1, Issue 1 , July 2003, , Pages 71-86

  In this study, a comparison is made between the results of the end users’ searching of RLST’s databases and those of the information experts’ searching in terms of search time, recall ratio and precision ratio. The study is primarily tasked with comparing the results retrieved through the three ...  Read More