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Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article

Abubakar Ahmed


University of Malaya

Mastura Adam


University of Malaya – Department of Architecture

Norafida A. Ghafar


University of Malaya

Murtala Muhammad


University of Malaya

Nader Ale Ebrahim


Centre for Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM); University of Malaya (UM) – Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

July 25, 2016

Iranian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1118-1125


Abstract:

Background: Citation metrics and total publications in a field has become the gold standard for rating researchers and viability of a field. Hence, stimulating demand for citation has led to a search for useful strategies to improve performance metric index. Meanwhile, title, abstract and morphologic qualities of the articles attract researchers to scientific publications. Yet, there is relatively little understanding of the citation trend in disability related fields. We aimed to provide an insight into the factors associated with citation increase in this field. Additionally, we tried to know at what page number an article might appear attractive to disability researchers needs. Thus, our focus is placed on the article page count and the number of authors contributing to the fields per article.

Methods: To this end, we evaluated the quantitative characteristics of top cited articles in the fields with a total citation (³50) in the Web of Science (WoS) database. Using one-way independent ANOVA, data extracted spanning a period of 1980-2015 were analyzed, while the non-parametric data analysis uses Kruskal-Walis test.

Results: Articles with 11 to 20 pages attract more citations followed by those within the range of zero to 10. Articles with upward 21 pages are the least cited. Surprisingly, articles with more than two authors are significantly (P<0.05) less cited and the citation decreases as the number of authors increased.

Conclusion: Collaborative studies enjoy wider utilization and more citation, yet discounted merit of additional pages and limited collaborative research in disability field is revealed in this study.

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Keywords: Article page count, Bibliometric, Citation counts, Disability, Number of authors

JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17

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Date posted: October 4, 2016

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Abubakar and Adam, Mastura and Ghafar, Norafida A. and Muhammad, Murtala and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Impact of Article Page Count and Number of Authors on Citations in Disability Related Fields: A Systematic Review Article (July 25, 2016). Iranian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1118-1125. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2847478

About The Author

Nader Ale Ebrahim is Technology Management PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He holds a Master of Science in the mechanical engineering from University of Tehran with distinguished honors, as well as more than 17 years experience in the establishing R&D department in different companies, project director and project coordinator and Knowledge based system implementation in R&D department. His current research interests are focused on managing virtual new product development teams in SMEs R&D centers. His papers/articles have presented in the several Journals and conferences.

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