Iranian Journal of Public Health 2016. 45(9):1118-1125.
Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article
publications in a field has become the gold standard for rating
researchers and viability of a field. Hence, stimulating demand for
citation has led to a search for useful strategies to improve
performance metric index. Meanwhile, title, abstract and morphologic
qualities of the articles attract researchers to scientific
publications. Yet, there is relatively little understanding of the
citation trend in disability related fields. We aimed to provide an
insight into the factors associated with citation increase in this
field. Additionally, we tried to know at what page number an article
might appear attractive to disability researchers needs. Thus, our focus
is placed on the article page count and the number of authors
contributing to the fields per article.
To this end, we evaluated the quantitative characteristics of top cited
articles in the fields with a total citation (³50) in the Web of Science
(WoS) database. Using one-way independent ANOVA, data extracted
spanning a period of 1980-2015 were analyzed, while the non-parametric
data analysis uses Kruskal-Walis test.
Articles with 11 to 20 pages attract more citations followed by those
within the range of zero to 10. Articles with upward 21 pages are the
least cited. Surprisingly, articles with more than two authors are
significantly (P<0.05) less cited and the citation decreases as the number of authors increased.
Collaborative studies enjoy wider utilization and more citation, yet
discounted merit of additional pages and limited collaborative research
in disability field is revealed in this study.
Keywords: Article page count, Bibliometric, Citation counts, Disability, Number of authors
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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