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A BIBLIOMETRIC ASSESSMENT OF THE ACTUAL ARTICLES THAT WERE PRINTED IN PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

AUTHORS:

Fatima Tul Zahra, Haseeb Nasir, Zara Javed Barlas

ABSTRACT:

The objective of this study was to organize a Bibliometric assessment of the actual articles that were printed in Pakistan Medical association journal. Methods: The current research study was organized in Lahore. The time duration of this study was between 2014 and 2018. All the actual articles printed in the journal of Pakistan Medical Association were included in this study. Journal websites aided in the collection of articles. Bibliometrics was assessed for its limitations. Results: The number of actual articles that were regularly provided was 913 in total. During the time of study, six important additions were printed, so these were excluded from study. Eventually, there observed an increased in number of actual articles. The number of actual articles in 2014 was 148 (16.2%), Where as in year 2018 the number of articles increased to 214(23.4). The number of actual articles printed yearly, exists between 148 and 214, 21-30 quotations were noticed in 510 (55.9%). More over the number of authors belong to Sindh, Pakistan were 481 (52.7%) and the institution which was most effective was Agha Khan University Karachi 104 (15.3%) articles were about community Medicine. Conclusion: The study concluded that most of the authors who contributed in articles were from Sindh from the year 2014 to 2018, there observed an eventual increase in number of articles printed in journal of Pakistan Medical Association per issue. Keywords: Bibliometrics- medical journal, statistical bibliography-JPMA, Bibliometrics, Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, Distribution of articles, Citation, Author pattern.

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