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Türkiye’de Tıp Fakültelerinde Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Ana Bilim Dallarında Görevli Akademisyenlerin Bilimsel Üretimlerinin H-İndeks ve Bibliyometrik Parametreler ile Analizi
Analysis of Scientific Production Among Academics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Departments of Medical Faculties in Türkiye Using H-Index and Bibliometric Parameters
Received Date : 27 Apr 2022
Accepted Date : 09 Sep 2022
Available Online : 16 Sep 2022
Doi: 10.31609/jpmrs.2022-90938 - Makale Dili: EN
J PMR Sci. 2023;26(1):465-72
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Amaç: Yayın sayıları, atıf sayıları ve h-indeksler değerlendirilerek hazırlanan bibliyometrik çalışmalar, bilim alanındaki üretimi gösteren çalışmalardır. Çalışmamızda, ülkemizde tıp fakültelerinde, fiziksel tıp ve rehabilitasyon (FTR) ana bilim dallarında görev alan akademisyenlerin, Scopus veri tabanı kullanılarak belirlenen yayın, atıf sayıları, h-indeksleri ile cinsiyet, çalıştıkları kurum ve unvanın bunlara etkilerinin değerlendirilmesi amaçlanmıştır. Gereç ve Yöntemler: Yükseköğretim akademik arama web sitesi ve kurumların web siteleri aracılığı ile belirlenen, ülkemizde üniversite hastanelerinde çalışan akademik kadroda bulunan FTR uzmanlarının yayın sayıları, atıf sayıları ve h-indeksleri, Scopus veri tabanı kullanılarak belirlendi. Veriler SPSS 24.0 paket programı kullanılarak analiz edildi. Bulgular: Çalışmamızda değerlendirilen 431 FTR akademisyeninin 277’sinin (%64,3) kadın, 154’ünün (%35,7) erkek olduğu belirlendi. FTR alanındaki akademisyenlerin Scopus veri tabanındaki yayın sayısı ortalaması 32,48±39,61, atıf sayısı ortalaması 344,44±472,60 ve h-indeks ortalaması 7,89±5,37 olarak belirlendi. Çalışmamıza dâhil edilen PM&R akademisyenlerinin 231’i (%53,6) profesör, 103’ü (%23,9) doçent ve 97’si (%22,5) doktor öğretim üyesi olarak görev yapmaktaydı. Profesörlerin yayın sayıları, atıf sayıları ve h-indeks ortalamaları, doçent ve doktor öğretim üyelerinden anlamlı olarak yüksek bulundu (p<0,001). Erkek ve kadın FTR akademisyenlerinin yayın sayıları, atıf sayıları ve h-indeks ortalamaları arasında anlamlı farklılık tespit edilmedi (p=0,106, p=367, p=461, p=0,275). Sonuç: Çalışmamız, ülkemizde tıp fakültelerinde akademik pozisyonlarda çalışan tüm FTR uzmanlarının bilimsel üretimlerini gösteren önemli bibliyometrik parametreler olan yayın sayısı, atıf sayısı ve h-indekslerinin değerlendirildiği ilk çalışmadır. Çalışmamızda, kadın akademisyenlerin daha fazla sayıda olduğu, erkek akademisyenlerin yayın aktiviteleri ve h-indeks ortalamalarının daha yüksek olduğu, ancak cinsiyetler arasında anlamlı farklılık bulunmadığı tespit edilmiştir.
ABSTRACT
Objective: Bibliometric studies based on the evaluation of the numbers of publications and citations and h-index values provide information on scientific production. Our study was aimed at evaluating the numbers of publications and citations and h-index values of academics serving in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) departments of medical faculties in Türkiye as determined from the Scopus database as well as the impact of gender, institution, and title on the former parameters. Material and Methods: Numbers of publications, citations and h-index values of PM&R specialists working at university hospitals in Türkiye, as identified from the higher education academic search website and websites of universities, were determined using the Scopus database. The data were analyzed using the SPSS 24.0 software package. Results: Of the 431 PM&R academics included in our study, 277 (64.3%) were female and 154 (35.7%) were male. The mean number of publications of academics was 32.48±39.61, the mean number of citations was 344.44±472.60, and the mean hindex value was 7.89±5.37. 231 (53.6%) were professors, 103 (23.9%) were associate professors, and 97 (22.5%) were assistant professors. Professors were found to have significantly higher mean numbers of publications, citations and h-index value than others (p<0.001). There was no significant difference between the mean number of publications, citation numbers and h-index values of male and female PM&R academics (p=0.106, p=367, p=461, p=0.275). Conclusion: Our study is the first in Türkiye to analyze the numbers of publications, citations and h-index values of PM&R specialists in academic positions in medical faculties. Our study determined that there were more female academics than there were male academics, male academics had a higher mean number of publications and higher mean h-index value, but there was no significant difference between the genders.
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