Research Productivity at King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Bibliometric Appraisal
To examine the research outcome having an authorship affiliated with KSAU-HS, its teaching hospital and King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC) since the inception of the university to December 2015. Method: Data retrieved from Institute of Scientific Information (ISI)Web of Science, InCiteTM Database of Thomson Reuters, which produced the list of 775 research documents published in 346 different journals. Some bibliometric indicators such as annual growth, subject segregation, authorship pattern, collaboration etc. had been used to illustrate the research performance of researchers. The data was analyzed by using SPSS 20. Results :Majority of articles (15.35%) were written on the subject of medicine, bulk (94%) of the research work had been carried out by collaborative efforts. In 475(61.29%) publications, the principal author belonged to KSAU-HS. Majority of the research work (64.65%) had been produced by the collaboration of other organizations.Research cooperation with the universities of United States was highest, followed by Canada and Pakistan.
Conclusion: There is promising growth in biomedical publication and collaborating research trends are increasing.
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