Friday, 28 October 2016

Impact of article page count and number of authors on citations in disability related fields: A systematic review article


Volume 45, Issue 9, 27 September 2016, Pages 1118-1125
Open Access

Impact of article page count and number of authors on citations in disability related fields: A systematic review article  (Review)

Dept. Of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dept. Of Architecture, Faculty of Earth and Environmental
Sciences, Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, P.M.B. 3244,
Kano, Nigeria

Dept. Of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Background: Citation
metrics and total 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. Methods: To this end, we
evaluated the quantitative characteristics of top cited articles in the
fields with a total citation (50) 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. Results: 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. Conclusion:
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. © 2016 Iranian Journal of
Public Health. All rights reserved.

Author keywords

Article page count; Bibliometric; Citation counts; Disability; Number of authors

ISSN: 03044556
Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

Document Type: Review
Publisher: Iranian Journal of Public Health

Funding Details
Acronym; Sponsor: UM; Universiti Malaya

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