Journal of Scientometric Research, 2022, 11, 2, 164-170.
Published: September 2022
Type: Research Article
Ali Izadipanah1, Ali Alizadeh-Khatir2, Mohammadhadi Yadollahpour3, Mousa Yaminfirooz3,4,*
1Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IRAN.
2Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IRAN.
3Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IRAN.
4General Education Department, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IRAN.
Achieving new findings in various scientific fields, including medicine plays an important role in improving health. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify the factors affecting the citation of scientific products in the field of stroke. The present study is an applied study that used scientometric methods to examine the status of articles in the field of stroke. The study population included 100 highly-cited articles and 100 lowly-cited articles indexed in the Scopus citation database during 1842-2018. Data analysis was done in SPSS 22 by regression analysis. The total scientific output of the world in the field of stroke includes 119,003 documents. Investigating the factors affecting the citability of articles showed that with increasing the number of authors, title length, abstract length, and article length, the number of citations also increases. The number of reference sources had no effect on the citation rate of articles. Among the studied variables, abstract length, article length, and the number of keywords had the ability to predict the citation rate.