Rashidi, ALI (2013) NURSING RESEARCH IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A MULTI-LAYER BIBLIOMETRIC STUDY. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 11 (10). pp. 823-835.

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Nurses along with other clinical professions play important role on people's health around the world. However various bibliometric analysis in medical care have shown a notable level of sophistication, a few bibliometric analysis has been done to shed light nursing research characteristics in the Middle East. Materials & Methods: To assess the contributions and achievements of the Middle East researchers working in the field of nursing, bibliometric analysis was carried out based on the citation data retrieved from Scopus. Results: Despite acceptable numbers of published articles, Middle East countries have few nursing journals with very low comparable citation rates and IF. 60% of articles in the Middle East countries have been published by two countries (Israel and Turkey). The three highest mean citations per article were 19.65, 16.27 and 16.04 for the researchers of Israel, Jordan and Turkish, respectively. The highest self-citation rate belongs to Iran (37%) and Bahrain (30%) nurses, respectively. Further analysis confirmed the Pareto's Principle or the 80-20 rule that 80% of publications stem from 20% of authors. Conclusion: Israel, Turkey and Iran are the most leading countries in science production in the Middle East. Countries like Egypt or Persian Gulf states (other than Iran) are standing far behind these three countries in medical sciences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric Indicators, Nursing Research, Middle East
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 06:10
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 06:10

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