Volume 12, Number 3 (Autumn 2008)                   hmj 2008, 12(3): 201-206 | Back to browse issues page


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Tavassoli M, Davari dolatabadi N, Shahi M. A citation analysis of specialty dissertations in Hormozgan University of medical sciences. hmj. 2008; 12 (3) :201-206
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-185-en.html

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Introduction: Citation analysis is a branch of bibliometrics in which information needs of users of a particular library can be assessed and therefore it can be used as a tool in a library collection building. This study was conducted on cited references of specialty dissertations in order to determine the reference type, their half life and language.
Methods: Citation analysis on all the 55 specialty dissertations submitted to Hormozgan university of medical sciences (HUMS) during 1997-2003 was conducted. Information on each cited reference, including reference type, date of publication, and language were recorded. The results were compared to the central library collection.
Results: As expected, English journals were the most heavily cited format: 57% of all citations were English journal articles followed closely by English textbooks with 25.08%. According to Bradford law core journals in this study were 4 titles out of 236 journals which accounted for more than 16% of cited references. Most cited references were in English (95.18%), and 4.19% of them were in Persian. Overall, the half life of the cited references was 8 years.
Conclusion: Lack of enough cited references in Persian may be due to the absence of Persian abstraction and indexing systems. By preparing a few numbers of journals, residents would have access to a large number of the articles that they need.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/20

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