Visualizing the Structure of Iranian Medical Science Publications

Saleh Rahimi, Farideh Osareh, Tahereh Karami


This paper presents the results of a bibliometric analysis of the Medical Sciences (MS) domains in Iran. Totally 9047 articles indexed in ISI (Thomson Reuters Database) from 1989 to 2008 in December 2008 have been extracted. HistCiteTM applications are used to discover the Iranian publication status during this period. The publication count has grown at an approximate rate of 40.5% per year. We tried to introduce the most productive authors, and cited works. Moreover, distributions of output in journals identified by ISI and research output analysis of different universities were presented. The most influential cited authors and articles in this research were drawn. Finally, the process of the evolution of the medical sciences discipline, and its shift over the period of the research was traced and shown in the map. Using HistCiteTM applications, retrieved articles were analyzed and visualized.

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