Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences: A bibliometric assessment 2001-2010

Zameer Hussain Baladi, Loung V. Umedani

Abstract


Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the growth of scientific research, authors’ productivity, affiliation with the institute and geographic locations published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences during the period of 2001 – 2010.

Methods: This numerical analysis was conducted during mid-August 2016 to mid-October, 2016. The data for the study was downloaded from websites of e-journal of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences (PJMS) and Pak Medi-Net Com.

Results: A total number of 1199 articled were covered by PJMS in 10 volumes and 40 issues with contribution of 3798 (3%) authors during 2001 – 2010. The average number of papers per issue is 30%. A gender wise contribution of males was higher 3050 (80%) than the females 748 (20%). A majority of articles were multi-authored 1052 (87%) as opposed to single author contribution 147 (13%). All 1199 articles were covered under four major disciplines i.e   Basic medical sciences, medicine & allied, surgery & allied and radiological sciences and 39 sub-specialties according to medical subject headings (MeSH). It observed that 467 (39%) articles were published in Pakistan and 732 (61%) articles produced by other 32 countries.  The Karachi city of Pakistan has produced 199 (16%) articles as highest as its national level and followed by Tehran (Iran) 77 (6%) as followed internationally.

Conclusion: This study reveals that the participation of 32 countries in the PJMS publications proves it to be an internationally circulated journal to support research with the constant approach of publishing articles to each volume in basic medical sciences, biomedical, clinical and public health sciences.

Abbreviations: DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals. IMEMR: Index Medicus Eastern Mediterranean Region.HEC: Higher Education Commission (Pakistan). PJMS: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.MeSH: Medical Subject Headings. PMDC: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.SCIE: Science Citation Index Expanded.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.333.13258

How to cite this:Baladi ZH, Umedani LV. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences: A bibliometric assessment 2001-2010. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(3):714-719.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.333.13258
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