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ajili F, Hajiahmadi S, MOHAMMADI M. Websites of Iranian Scientific Journals: Investingating the Structural Content and Visual Features in Websites. Research on Information Science & Public Libraries. 2017; 23 (2) :265-280
URL: http://publij.ir/article-1-1642-en.html
University of Qom , Fatemeh.ajili@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1902 Views)

Aim:  The aim of this study is to examine the characteristics, structure and content of the 858 websites of Scientific – Research publications in Iran.

Methodology:  this research has been done with the evaluative and web metric approach by using a checklist developed by the researcher (94 elements).

Finding: findings show that in appearance features  3 elements including Use bright colors for the background”, “ suitable font”, and “clarity of audiovisual materials”; in structural features “ issue, volume and year”, “ linking with different parts of site”, “ post address”, “ email address”; and in content features 3 elements including “repeating title in all pages “, receiving full text of article” and “ repeating the current profile of magazine in all pages” are more important features. Evaluating the triple features in publications shows that structural features with 83.3% stands in first place, content features with 78.7% in the second and appearance features with 54.4% in the third place.

These findings among in sextuple fields show that the website of art and architecture publications with 82.6% stands in the first level, natural resources with 73.4% in the second, human sciences with 71.6%  in the third and basic sciences with  67.1% in the last level.

Results: findings show that the web sits of studied publications need to more attention. The lack of attention, in the structural features,  to elements including “ searching in general search engine through publication website”, interaction with users, using their opinion in policy making were the major weakness in publication websites .Also,  in content features the lack of attention to presenting the “ Title”, Authors names”, Abstract of article to the live languages in the world “ caused that the research-scientific publication can not to index in authentic databases.

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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: Bibliometrics, Sientometrics, Webometrics, Informetrics
Received: 2016/06/27 | Accepted: 2017/09/27 | Published: 2017/09/27 | ePublished: 2017/09/27

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