Sheibaninia, A; Valaiee, N; Tavakoli, B; Azizi, F; Sh, M; Nourbakhsh, M. 2010. Quality of research articles published in Iranian Dental Journals. PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES 26 (4): 847-851
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Sheibaninia, A; Valaiee, N; Tavakoli, B; Azizi, F; Sh, M; Nourbakhsh, M. 2010.
Quality of research articles published in Iranian Dental Journals. PAKISTAN
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES 26 (4): 847-851.
Author Full Name(s): Sheibaninia, A.; Valaiee, N.; Tavakoli, Bita; Azizi, F.; Sh,
Mohamadsadeghi; Nourbakhsh, M.
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: Research methodology; Dentistry journals; Quality of
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the quality pertaining to the various
structural components and aspects of research articles published in Iranian
journals of dentistry in the first six months of the year 2006.
Methodology: This descriptive study assessed the quality of 100 original
articles published in Iranian Journals of dentistry in terms of their various
structural components including abstracts, introductions, methodology, results,
discussions and references. Based on 52 variables the articles were classified
into three categories of "adequate", "relatively adequate" and "inadequate".
Data analysis was done using Chi-square statistical test.
Results: The mean number of authors for each article was 2.9 +/- 0.84. Failure
rate to report the "reliability" of the instrument of measurement was 96%,
followed by failure to justify the sample size (93%). Justification for publication
was not reported in 73% of the articles and 87% didn't cite the limitations and
valuable findings of the study. No statistically significant association was found
between the quality of published articles and study designs, number of authors
and references (P<0.3).
Conclusion: Significant quality related issues of concern were observed in
articles published in Iranian dental journals. Attention to and rectification of
these, by authors, reviewers and editors will improve the quality of future
Addresses: [Tavakoli, Bita] Islamic Azad Univ, Dent Branch, Dept Oral Med &
Diag, Tehran, Iran; [Sheibaninia, A.] Islamic Azad Univ, Dent Branch, Dept
Orthodont, Tehran, Iran; [Nourbakhsh, M.] Islamic Azad Univ, Dent Branch,
Dept Fixed Prosthodont, Tehran, Iran; [Valaiee, N.] Mazandaran Univ Med Sci,
Res Ctr Thalassemia, Sari, Iran; [Azizi, F.] Shaheed Beheshti Univ Med Sci, Res
Inst Endocrine Sci, Tehran, Iran; [Sh, Mohamadsadeghi] Shaheed Beheshti Univ
Med Sci, Khordad Hosp 15, Dept Plast Surg, Tehran, Iran
Reprint Address: Tavakoli, B, Islamic Azad Univ, Dent Branch, Dept Oral Med &
Diag, Tehran, Iran.
E-mail Address: bieeet2004 at gmail.com
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