عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: This study aimed at investigating the relationship between number of citations and keywords used in title of articles, and was conducted in a cross-sectional design on eleven English-language journals published by Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Methodology: A total of 495 articles from these journals were searched in Google Scholar. The correlation between citations and keywords used in titles was found through Spearman correlation coefficient using SPSS.
Findings: Study results confirmed existence of a significant correlation between keywords used in titles of articles and the number of citations (P=0.009, r=0.117). There was also a significant correlation between the number of keywords specified to the article and the number of citations.
Conclusion: According to the results, providing titles with appropriate structure and with main keywords of articles by authors can be effective in easy selection and examination of subject association of articles by researchers, and in increasing citations of articles.