Volume 13, No 2, 2016
Evaluation of scientific status of endocrine, diabetes, and metabolism research centers in Iran using exergy method
Nadia Sanee, Masoud Mohammadi and Javad Ghazi Mirsaeid
The aim of this study was to determine the scientific status of endocrine, diabetes and metabolism research centers in Iran using exergy method in terms of scientific publications indexed in the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar database in 2013. This study is a cross-sectional one. The study population included 6 Iranian endocrine, diabetes and metabolism research centers. Data were collected by referring to the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education personally and also using the above-mentioned citation databases. Data were analyzed using Microsoft Excel and descriptive statistics. The results revealed that endocrine, diabetes and metabolism research centers of Shahid Beheshti and Tehran University of Medical Sciences were top centers in Iran in terms of the quality of scientific publications. Diabetes Research Center of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences was found to have the weakest performance. This article is the results of the first study in Iran, regarding the evaluation of research centers by exergy analysis.
Keywords: Scientometrics; Exergy method; Endocrine research centers; Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center; Performance Indicators