Analysis of Scientific Production in the Field of Research Ethics in Scopus: A Comparison of International Output

Journal of Scientometric Research,2019,8,2,xx-xx.
Published:July 2019
Type:Research Article

Somayeh Parvin1, Somayeh Panahi2,*, Shakil Ahmad3

1Instructor Medical Library and Information Science, Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences, Behbahan, IRAN.

2Department of Knowledge and Information Science, University of Qom, Qom, IRAN.

3Deanship of Library Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, SAUDI ARABIA.

Abstract:

This study aims to provide a clear picture of the scientific field of production in research ethics at the regional, national and international level. This is a descriptive and Scientometrics study. The sample includes all the scientific production in the research ethics field. The focus on Iranian productions was indexed in Scopus by the end of 2017. The results showed that the United States was the highest producer (31.6%), followed by United Kingdom (16.9%), while Iran ranked 25th worldwide. Iran was ranked first amongst Middle East countries. The highest level of cooperation was in the United States. The H-Index result for Iranian production calculated the value of 9. The citation per document was examined at a rate of 3.75. The study revealed that academic systems and universities globally would require constant monitoring and ethical evaluation of scientific indicators, to achieve the first scientific level in the region.

Top 10 countries in producing science in the field of research ethics in the world

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Parvin S, Panahi S, Ahmad S. Analysis of Scientific Production in the Field of Research Ethics in Scopus: A Comparison of International Output. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2019;8(2):xx-xx. doi:10.5530/jscires.6.3.25.