Tehran University of Medical Sciences: Participation in Twenty Five Percent of Pediatric Science Production in Iran|
Amirsalari, Susan; Matinzadeh, Zahra Khalili; Afsharpayman, Shahla; Javadipour, Morteza & Farahani, Mahdi Aziz Abadi
Scientific articles are indicators of research interests and efforts in every country. The
aim of our study was to compare the scientific output between universities of medical sciences in
Iran on pediatrics in the Pubmed database.
In a descriptive study, we searched in Pubmed in order to assess the Iranian pediatrics
publications with these words: "(Pediatric [*MeSH] OR Neonate [MeSH] OR Newborn[MeSH]
OR Infant [MeSH] OR Child [MeSH] OR Children [MeSH] OR Adolescent[MeSH] OR
Adolescence [MeSH])" AND (Iran [*AD] OR Iranian [AD] OR Persian [AD]). The identified
articles were published May 1957 to December 2007 and we selected all articles from universities
of medical sciences in Iran. We extracted year of publication, affiliation of authors and impact
factor from hard copy of articles.
From 819 papers published, 565 were authored by members of universities of medical
sciences. Tehran University of Medical Sciences with 142 articles (17.3% of all, 25.1% from
publications of universities of medical sciences) held the first place, Shiraz University of Medical
Sciences with 116 (14.2% of all, 20.5% from publications of universities of medical sciences) the
second place and Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences with 88 (10.7% of all, 15.5%
from publications of universities of medical sciences) the third place. Regarding Impact Factors
(IF) Tehran, Shaheed Beheshti and Shiraz Universities of Medical Sciences with 153, 93 and 81
were in the first, second and third place, respectively.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences had twenty five percent of pediatric science
production in Iran. This university had published higher number of papers on pediatrics among
universities of medical sciences in Iran.
Pediatrics; Research; Manuscripts; Bibliometric studies