Document Type : Articles


1 Assistant Prof., Department of Computer Engineering and IT, Jahrom University, Jahrom, Iran

2 Assistant Prof., Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Payame Noor University, Iran

3 Department of Management, Payame Noor University, Iran

4 Department of Computer Engineering and IT, Jahrom University, Jahrom, Iran


This study analyzes the link between Mendeley indexes of scientific-citation networks and Scopus, taking into account the beneficial influence of researchers' actions in social networks on scientometric indices of works indexed in databases like Google scholar and WoS. In this basic/descriptive study, we use the Altmetrics approach to describe Iranian researchers’ activities in industrial engineering in scientific-citation networks. In this study, researchers whose activities are recorded with Iranian affiliation in scientific-citation networks have been briefly named Iranian researchers. The corpus of the study included the works of 160 Iranian researchers in the field of industrial engineering, indexed in the Scopus in the period 2000-2019. To test the likely correlation between the measures of social networks (SN) activities with scientometric ones, simple and multiple correlation tests were carried out by Excel and SPSS software. The correlation between the number of times a document was read, the number of citations, and the measures in the Mendeley, Scopus, We of Science (WoS), and Google Scholar (GS) was very high. However, the correlation between the number of readers in the Mendeley and co-authorship in Scopus was low. There was a strong correlation between the number of citations in Mendeley and that in other databases. The correlation between the authors' H-index in the Mendeley database and other databases is positive and significant, stronger in Scopus and WoS than Google Scholar. It was finally concluded that researchers’ activities in social networks attract more readers, increase the number of citations and thus increase the H-index score in databases. Therefore, they need to be more active in social networks to increase their H-index score and promote academic publications. 20.1001.1.20088302.2022.