عنوان مقاله [English]
Iran's Scientific Production in Orthopaedic Field: A Scientometric Study
Background: Awareness of status of scientific production and research-activity trends are important for scientific development in every country. This study aimed to determine Iran's scientific ranking in the orthopaedic field and introduce the top contributing authors and institutions in this field. The recent 20 years (1993 to 2012) period of scientific production in the field in ISI was also mapped. Methods: In a scientometric study, Iranians' scientific production in orthopaedics analyzed with indicators such as citation count, and h-index in ISI and SCImago. This systematic review studied the total scientific documents as research population retrieved via SCImago and WOS with "Iran" and "Orthopedics" in their address . Results: In the field of orthopaedics, Iran ranked 34th in the world and 3rd in the Middle East. Among scientific institutes, Tehran University of Medical Science (57 documents), Sharif University (28 documents), Urmia University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences (27 documents) were respectively in the first three top institutions in this field. The studied documents have been overall cited up to 1253 times. Iran's scientific production in orthopaedic field has increased during this period, especially since 2005 and the h-index of this field was 17 and documents have been cited 1253 times. Conclusions: According to h-index, Iran's scientific production in orthopaedic field has been good, however the rate of participation in scientific production were low (23%).