Journal of Scientometric Research, 2021, 10, 2, 175-183.
Published: October 2021
Type: Research Article
Rasha Atlasi1, Abdoreza Noroozi Chakoli2,*, Sharareh Rostam Niakan Kalhori3, Shima Moradi4,Roya Naemi5
1Department of Medical Library and Information Science, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Evidence-based Practice Research Center Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IRAN.
2Department of Information Science, Knowledge Studies and Scientometrics, Faculty of Humanities Sciences, Shahed University, Persian Gulf Highway, Tehran, IRAN.
3Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IRAN.
4Policy Evaluation and Science, Technology and Innovation Monitoring Department, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, IRAN.
5Department of Health Information Management, School of Paramedical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, IRAN.
Evaluation and ranking of universities and research centers had always been very important because they are among the most important centers of science production. However, in order to perform scientometrics-based evaluation properly and effectively, the system is needed to meet their needs at various levels. The purpose of this study is to design and validate the conceptual model of scientometrics system in order to provide the possibility of measuring and evaluating the scientific outputs of research centers and researchers according to various dimensions and indicators of scientometrics. This study has been conducted in three phases. In the first phase, scientometric indicators and system capabilities were extracted. In the second phase, the conceptual model was designed using UML diagrams and in the third phase, it was evaluated and validated using Delphi method. In this study, the conceptual model of scientometrics system of research centers is presented and its main components and applications are introduced. The implementation of such a system at the national and international levels can provide effective tools for scientific policy makers to advance a variety of scientometric tasks such as computational evaluations, more accurate rankings, as well as identifying the most suitable research centers and researchers.