Co-authorship for Papers presented in Iranianı LIS Specialized Conferences during 2004-2007
Abstract:
Purpose
The aim of present research is to determine the level of coauthorshipamong authors participating in Iranian LIS specialized conferencesduring 2004-2007.
Methodology
Scientometry is used in this study and it is descriptive. Thepopulation under study consisted of papers presented in Iranian LIS specializedconferences during 2004-2007. Data collection was initially carried outmanually using two forms for input data which were designed by theresearchers. Afterwards, the collected data was inserted into a database in Excelsoftware. Then, considering the questions, data were counted, ranked, andsorted for required analyses.
Findings
Results of present study showed that, regarding 269 paperspresented in Iranian LIS specialized conferences, 469 authors have participatedand the average number of authors in each paper is 1.74. Concerning theirgender, 55.65% were male while 44.35% were female. Analysis of the obtainedresults concerning the most active institutes and university centers indicatedthat Isfahan University of medical sciences has had the highest participation inIranian LIS specialized conferences, with 38 papers. Also, with 32 co-authoredpapers, this university has assigned the highest number of co-authored papersamong other Iranian institutes and university centers. Regarding co-authorship,the results indicated that 57.25% of the papers in these specialized conferenceshad a single author. It seems that authors’ tendency to co-authored papers hasincreased in recent years. Also, collaboration coefficient for authors of paperspresented in Iranian LIS specialized conferences was estimated to be 0.16. Ingeneral, co-authorship among LIS experts in Iranian specialized conferences haslow level, though evidence indicates an improvement and increase in level ofco-authorship for papers in future years.Originality/Value: Value of this paper remains in determination of thepattern for scientific collaboration of researchers and librarians who haveparticipated in Iranian LIS specialized conferences.
Language:
Persian
Published:
Research on Information Scienc & Public Libraries, Volume:16 Issue: 62, 2011
Page:
87
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