Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Research Impact of the Iranian Publications on Social Networks in Scopus Indexed

Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Research Impact of the Iranian Publications on Social Networks in Scopus Indexed

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I. INTRODUCTION

Currently, global Internet usage and the rise of its users have led to a new generation of Web sites called Web 2.0, which is more attractive, easier and more practical. Today, attention to web 2.0 issues has grown considerably, especially social networks. Social networks cause people with common interests, activities, insights, backgrounds, and/or friendships get together (1). The most important benefits of implementing Web tools (blog, Facebook, wiki, podcast and social networks) are the formation of collaborative groups and interactive environments. With the popularity of social networking sites, as an interactive web tool, more people can become part of an online community. Therefore, it affects many human relationships. Social interactions in these networks are crammed full with positive and negative relations. Positive relations are formed by support, endorsement, and friendship and thus, create a network of well-connected users which is useful for the promotion of market products, brands, services and new research ideas on social media (2). Negative relations, on the other hand, are a result of opposition, distrust, antagonism, and avoidance. Negative relationships represent a persistent, recurring set of negative social intentions toward another person (3). There are numerous researches available on different on aspects of working done on social networks in Iran and world (4). Anyway, the main focus of our work is on social networks field, not only because of the importance of these fields but also because of special publication patterns. Due to one of the fundamental indicators is the number of published articles or scientific productivity in a specific field of science, so present article investigates to find a sketch of Iran's scientific production. Based on Iran's 20-year national vision, Iran must gain the first economic, scientific, and technologic rank among Middle East countries.

Nowadays, one of the key problems encountering scholarship is the growth in the number of its literature. On the other hand, Scientometrics indicators such as a number of papers, number of citations and citation per paper have become increasingly important as instruments for appraising scientific activities and their relationship with economic and social development (5). So, Metrics based on this data could build a "Scientometrics," supporting richer and timely pictures of articles impact. Scientometrics with its diverse indicators is a trustworthy method for appraisal of scientific development and productivity (6). Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the portion of Iran's scientific production infield of social networks along a line with global and regional rates. We first reviewing our historical and quantitative data and methods, discuss regional trends in science production and within the center of science on this field, then, we present findings on ranking science production in each country, emphasizing the strong and growing contribution of research.

II. OBJECTIVES

The main purpose of this research paper was to compare across countries to better understand how the growth of research on social networks and we address the other objectives, as follows:

* Identifying various kinds of manuscripts in the field of Social Networks (SN)

* Examing the chronology wise contribution of scholarly communications

* Analyzing highly cited articles as well as source journals in Social Networks

* Ranking of the top 10 countries in the field of Social Networks

* Ranking of the Middle East countries in the field of science production in the field of Social Networks

Identifying the trend of Iranian science production in the field of Social Networks

* Ranking of the top universities in Iran in the field of scientific production in the field of social networks

* Investigating the sscientific cooperation with Iran in the field of social networks

* Observing the subject dispersion of Iranian Scientific Productions in the field of Social Networks

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