The Relationship between Number of Keywords Used in Titles of Articles and Number of Citations to These Articles in Selected Journals Published by Tehran University of Medical Sciences

نوع مقاله: علمی پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 گروه کتابداری و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی، دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران، ایران.

2 گروه آمار زیستی، دانشکده بهداشت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران، ایران.

3 مرکز تحقیقات پرستاری مامایی جامعه نگر، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهرکرد، شهرکرد، ایران.

چکیده

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.

کلیدواژه‌ها


عنوان مقاله [English]

The Relationship between Number of Keywords Used in Titles of Articles and Number of Citations to These Articles in Selected Journals Published by Tehran University of Medical Sciences

نویسندگان [English]

  • Niloofar Mohaghegh 1
  • Rasha Atlasi 1
  • Mohammad Reza Alibeik 1
  • masoud salehi 2
  • yahya hojatizadeh 1
  • zeinab bagheri 3
1 Department of Librarianship and Medical Information, School of Health Management and Information Science, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
2 Faculty Member, Department of Biostatistics , School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
3 community oriented nursing midwifery research center, shahrekord university of medical sciences, shahrekore, iran.
چکیده [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.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • article title
  • keywords
  • citation
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