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NooshinFard F, Joulahi L, Rahimian S, Joulahi M. Selection of Core journals of Rehabilitation Sciences using by journals citation analysis. Journal of Modern Medical Information Sciences. 2015; 1 (2) :21-30
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-72-en.html
Beheshti University of Medical Science. Rehabilitation School
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Introduction: Scientometrics and citation analysis studies help experts in selecting the highly cited sources of information. The main objective of this study was to determine the influential and highly cited journals in the field of rehabilitation in Persian journals.

Methods: This descriptive-analytical scientometric study was performed on 253 articles published in “Journal of Rehabilitation”, “Research in Rehabilitation” and “Rehabilitation Modern” during 2010-2011. Data was analyzed using SPSS21 and Excel 2010. Reliability was confirmed based on the available fact of cited sources and validity was confirmed by experts.

Results: Most citation was to journal articles (79.7%), books (16.6%) and dissertations (2.83%). The use of English sources was found to be (92.7%). The Most cited sources (63.9%) were published in 2000-2009.  The highest rate of collaboration (22.5%) was seen to be among three authors.

Conclusion: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” and “Spine” were Core journals. The Impact factors of English sources were more than the Persian and other sources. Willingness to cooperate was appropriate among authors. The immediacy index was detected to be higher in 2010 than 2011.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/09/7 | Accepted: 2015/11/3 | Published: 2015/11/7

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