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Farshad A A, Azimi A, Mirkazemi R, Taheri F, Ghaemi Mod S, Hedayati B. Performance and Scientific collaboration of Iran Occupational Health Journal: A scientometric analysis. ioh. 2019; 15 (6) :1-7
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2220-en.html
Farzanegan Nik Andish Institute for the Development of Science and Technology,Tehran, Iran. , r.mirkazemi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1090 Views)
Background: Of common scientometric indices is evaluating the performance and scientific collaboration of journals and organizations. Iran Occupational Health Journal belongs to Iran University of Medical Sciences and committed to providing scientific evidence for improving occupational health. Based on the importance of health at work, this study aimed to evaluate the Journal’s performance and scientific collaboration in the field.
Methods: This is a scientometric study using both citation and content analyses. Complete enumeration survey method and Scimago data were used to collect all information about published articles between 2012 and 2017. Content analysis was performed to find about the articles’ dominant subject area. The data on the number of authors, the authors' organizational affiliation, the type of articles, and the affiliated centers with the most number of articles were reported. Data were analyzed using Excel 2016 software.
Results: The Journal’s performance in various indices such as reducing the time between receive and accept of papers has had an improving trend for 6 consecutive years. The Journal has published mostly in subjects of ergonomics (59 articles) and then safety (52 articles). The Journal’s SJR in Scopus has had an increasing trend from 0.101 in 2012 to 0.220 in 2017.
Conclusion: Based on the collected data and Scimago indices, the performance of Iran Occupational Health Journal has shown an improving trend over the studied years. The priorities of published subjects in the Journal are in agreement with the research priorities for occupational health in Iran. Thus, the Journal’s continuous improvement regarding examined criteria is highly expected.  
 
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Type of Study: Full Text | Subject: HSE
Received: 2017/08/25 | Accepted: 2018/09/21 | Published: 2019/04/16

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