Volume 16, Number 52 (May 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 16(52): 131-140 | Back to browse issues page


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Valaei N, Kosaryan M, Nasiri E, Mossavi S. Methodological evaluation of the papers published in the journal of Mazandaran university of medical sciences, number 1-47, summer 2005. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2006; 16 (52) :131-140
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-109-en.html

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Background and purpose : The methodological aspects, as well as the quantity of papers published in a scientific journal are important factors regarding its periodic evaluation. The study was conducted by Mazandaran Thalassemia Research Çenter, Sari Ïran.
Materials and methods : This descriptive study was conducted on all issues published to the date. Â questionnaire consisted of 48 items was prepared according to authors instruction of the journal and educational workshops and the reference booklet. Validity of the questionnaire was achieved through expert consultations and reliability by test –re test method. Four hundred and seven papers were evaluated in 2 groups. The 1st group (n=43) consisted papers published in volumes 1-12, from 1992-1995. The second group n=364 was divided in two subgroups, each consisted of 182 articles, according to dates of publications.Descriptive statistics was used to show the data.
Results : Papers in the 1st group were mainly case reports, translations and nonsystematic reviews. Ôriginal researches were exceptional. Ïn second group, however, descriptive, clinical trials and experimental designs were mainly. Üsed by researchers. The time gap between the research and issue date in 3 periods were 1±1.6, 1.34±1.5 and 1.22±1.3 years respectively. The number of references of each article was significantly more in the recent period (P<0.000) but the number of Farsi references was the same in 3 periods. The number of articles in each issue was 5.8±3.2, 9.8±2.9 and 14.5±3.6 respectively. The first author affiliation during the years was from Mazandaran university of medical sciences.
Çonclusion: Quantity and quality of papers of the journal were growing during the years of activity.
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