عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: This study investigatesیthe growth and development trend of scientific productions (articles) by Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman’s faculty members in the citation database of Web of Sciences. The main purpose of this study was to identify and determine the scientific productions of the Shahid Bahonar University’s faculty members.
Methodology: The present study applied scientometric research method to conduct the study. The data were collected form The WoS database and analyzed by EXCEL and SPSS soft wares. The statistical analysis was based on descriptive statistics. First, all records produced by the Shahid Bahonar University’s faculty members during 2000-2011 and indexed by the WoS database were retreived. Then, analytical report for all indices were obtained and was entered into SPSS. For the citation analysis of the records, a citation report was produced for each faculty member and then the citation were saved in personal computer with full text format and finally analized by SPSS.
Findings: The average annual growth rate of scientific productions of Shahid Bahonar University during the period of 2000-2011 showed an acceptable growth, especially with its ascending move since 2004, which could significantly improve the ranking of Shahid Bahonar University among other universities of the country. Data analysis showed that the Department of Sciences ranked first as the most productive department; most of documents and productions of which were done in chemistry faculty. Considering the most prominent researchers of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman in terms of number of documents, number of references and average reference for each document, we could say that fields of chemistry, mechanics and statistics were the scientific production engines of this university.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that Shahid Bahonar University had had 1356 records during the examined years. Also, the average growth rate of this university was 33.6%. Considering the produced documents and received citations, Mohammadali Taher, Iran Sheykh Shoaei and Ahmad Sheykhi occupied the top most places based on productivity measure. Nearly all the documents were published in English. Considering the recruitment of new faculty members and the speed of the Shahid Bahonar University’s scientific production growth, one can say that this university will have a significant growth in terms of number of records in coming