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MAPPING THE STRUCTURE NOSE SURGERY DISCIPLINE IN SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (SCI) DURING THE PERIOD OF 1999-2012

Hossein Safari, Milad Ahmadi, Saeid Shirshahi *

Aim: Scientometric studies are among the most effective methods for evaluating the status of scientific outcomes. These studies are considered as the most practical methods for evaluating the scientific production of countries, individuals and organizations. Using the Web of Science (WoS), the present study aimed to Mapping the structure Nose Surgery discipline in Science Citation Index (SCI) During the Period of 1999-2012 Method: This study is a descriptive-analytical research which was conducted using the scientometric indices. All materials produced in the field of nasal surgery, with 2282 scientific records, were reviewed on the Web of Science database. The analysis was done using the softwares of HistCite, VOSviewer, and Exel and finally, a map of science-based on the nasal surgery field was drawn. Findings and Conclusion: The United States accounted for the 870 records and 38.124% of the total documents; Turkey with 259 records and 11.350% of the total number of documents was in the second rank of the scientific production in this field. Iran was placed in the 9th rank with regard to the production of documents on the nasal surgery with 53 records and 2.322% of the total documents. Most of the materials are in the form of papers which include 1732 records (71%). The University of Texas was ranked in the first position with 96 records (4.207%). Authors from the US had the highest level of collaboration with the authors of other countries, followed by the authors from Germany, England, Australia, and Canada. Keywords: Mapping of Science, Nose Surgery, Science Citation Index (SCI)

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