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IP International Journal of Comprehensive and Advanced Pharmacology


A study to assess the knowledge of Scientometric among health care professionals


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Author Details : Manjula MJ, Nalini G K*, Geetha Rathod

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 139-143


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Abstract

Introduction: Scientometric is a field of science dealing with quality assessment of the scientific validity of published articles. Now a days publication of articles made mandatory for assessing the academic performance of any profession.  If authors are aware about scientometrics, they will be able to maintain the standard in their research work. Present study aimed to assess the knowledge of publication criteria among health care professionals and objected to know the knowledge about citation index, H index about publication.
Materials and Methods: 60 health care professionals who have completed their master degree, working at Sri Chamarajendra Hospital, HIMS, HASSAN who are willing to participate were given with validated questionnaire. The opinion generated for each question were expressed in percentage of the study group and results were analyzed.
Results: Out of 60 participants, 63.3% of them were attended training programme.
68.77% were conducting language check before submission.
56.67% knew what is COPE – Committee on Publication ethics and were following it. 66.67% knew that their paper will undergo Editorial – Peer review – Technical – Linguistic check.58.33% knew about SCI – Science Citation Index and 41.67% of them were selecting the journals based on impact factor.38.33% knew about H index and hardly 6.67% measuring the journal’s H index before submitting their articles.
41.67% have their online research ID and 26.67% knew that citation metrics and h index calculated by these IDs
Conclusion: Every investigator must be made aware of citation index, impact factor and H index before writing/submitting their article for publication to maintain the quality of their publications.

Keywords: Scientometric, Impact factor, H index, Citation index, Health care professionals..

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcaap.2019.029

How to cite : Manjula Mj, Nalini G K, Rathod G, A study to assess the knowledge of Scientometric among health care professionals. IP Int J Compr Adv Pharmacol 2019;4(4):139-143

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