Citation and Content Analysis of Journal of Health Management and Informatics in 2014-2016

Reza Mohammadi, Maryam Nikokalam, Peivand Bastani, Sara Ghalaneh, Shahabeddin Abhari, Ali Garavand


Background: The aim of citation and content analysis is to improve the quality of scientific
productions, identify the authors’ trends, etc., and finally provide solutions to improve the
present status. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the citation and content
status of Journal of Health Management and Informatics in 2014 -2016.
Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study performed in 2016. The study population
was all published articles in 2014-2016. Data gathering was done through a self-made
checklist including content (corresponding authors affiliations, type of articles, study
method, financial support, topics, collaboration rate, etc.) and citation analysis (number of
references), language of references, type of references and half life time of references). Data were abstracted and reported based on the research objectives using Excel software v 2007 and descriptive statistics.
Results: The results showed that from all 67 papers surveyed, 82.08% of the published articles were original ones, and 98.5% were done through team works. 82.10% of the references were in the English language and 79.17% of them were journal articles. The half-life of the references used by authors was 9.70 years.
Conclusion: It is suggested that journal authorities should supervise the resources used by
the authors; they should also provide context for encouraging the authors to publish articles
resulting from research projects and theses.
Keywords: Bibliometric, Content analysis, Citation analysis

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