Factors associated with citation rates of the articles: Sample of the Turkish journal of physiotherapy and rehabilitation Makalelerin atıf sayılarıyla ilişkili etkenler: Türk Fizyoterapi ve rehabilitasyon dergisi örneği

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Bilgi Dunyasi, vol.19, no.2, pp.167-181, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.15612/bd.2018.692
  • Journal Name: Bilgi Dunyasi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-181
  • Keywords: Bibliometric, Citation rates, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, The Turkish journal of physiotherapy
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 University and Research Librarians Association (UNAK). All rights reserved.In this study, the citation rates and related factors of the articles were examined as a sample of Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. The sample of the study consists of 148 articles published between 2006 and 2013. The following data were collected in relation to the publications: Turkish and English title, number of characters in Turkish and English titles, presence of punctuation marks in the title, year of publication, number of authors, first and responsible author's institution information, number of institutions, publication language, country, article type, study design, and sample size. It was determined that 66.9% of the studies were written in Turkish and most of them had a cross-sectional study design (58.1%). Twenty-seven percent of the articles were found to have no citation. The median number of citations was found as 2. Articles with shorter Turkish and English titles and a larger sample size were found to be more cited. It was found that articles written in English have a significantly higher number of citations than Turkish articles. It was found that the presence of a punctuation mark in the title, the first and responsible author's institution, county, and study design was not related to the citation rate. It is hoped that the findings obtained from this study will guide the authors at the stage of writing and the editors and reviewers at the stage of selection and evaluation of the articles.