Do not refer to country names in article titles

Our new research has been published: Analysis of citation rate of papers with titles containing a country name

Abstract: Choosing the right title for a paper is essential attracting readers and receiving citations, and various studies have been done on this subject. This research sought those papers citation rate with the country name ‘Iran’ in their title published during 2010-2014 using Web of Science citation index. It tried to identify highly cited papers, disciplines, distribution of papers by type and geography of the paper with this feature. Moreover, it observed the relationship between Iranian and international authors in the production of such papers and their citation rate. Using scientometric method, 12,026 papers with the word ‘Iran’ in the titles were examined, and their Web of Science database citations were analyzed from 2010 to 2014. Citation rates of papers written by Iranian researchers and researchers from other countries were compared according to the research questions. The results showed that the majority of these papers were produced in Iran, and among foreign countries, the United States had the highest share in producing such papers. Most of these papers were in geology, occupational health, and environmental science. Moreover, it was revealed that citation rate for papers containing ‘Iran’ in the title has decreased over the years and the downward trend has been similar for national and international studies.

Read more in Webology

It is time to update your knowledge

FSCI is organised by FORCE11 (The Future of Research Communication and eScholarship) in collaboration with the University of California San Diego.  Force11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that arose organically to study and facilitate new developments in knowledge creation and communication. They have summer school this year and here is the list of these exciting courses.

#force11 #FSCI #summerschool #UCSD #altmetrics #cources



Got the email last week, I am among those 5 for ASIS&T inforshare award this year, what an honor!

For those who asks about inforshare,this is a program sponsored by SIG III, awards one-year ASIST memberships to information professionals in developing countries, you can read more in their link (

The announcement is world wide and the eligibilities are listed in their site.


IFLA 2012, are you ready!?

Here is the early call for paper of The Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, the title is “Libraries and Librarians as Forces for Transformative Change: Continuing Education the Fuel”.

• Digital Content: How has providing access to digital content made a difference? How are librarians using digital content to facilitate change? How are librarians contributing to the development of new digital content experiences to meet user needs?

• Leadership: What are the ways that librarians are managing and leading change? What kinds of leadership values, attitudes, and beliefs are needed to facilitate change?

• Advocacy: What are some of the ways that librarians have successfully advocated for change? What are some lessons learned about advocacy and effective approaches in today’s evolving communications environment? How can librarians demonstrate value?

• Cultural Diversity: How do librarians promote cultural diversity of all kinds (religious, ethnic, etc.)? How do librarians engage and support people from different cultures?

• Mulitilingualism: How do librarians provide access in multilingual environments thereby changing the way information is acquired, managed and delivered?

Please e-mail proposals for papers by January 11, 2012 to Sylvia Piggott at spiggott AT

For more information about other sections you should go to ifla main website.


Why Attend IFLA WLIC 2012?

There are many reasons to attend in IFLA, one of the biggest scientific conference in LIS, here is are some considers mentioned in their own website:

•Promote your company / organisation as a leading supporter of Library and information services

•Strengthen your brand profile

•Provide direct access to and contact with thousands of delegates, and indirect access to a worldwide professional community of library and information service users

•Develop high level, long term contacts with leading figures and decision makers

•Strengthen existing relationships

•Differentiate yourself from your competitors

What do you think?

P.S: I have my own friends from the first IFLA 2005, librarians from all around the world. That is so precious to me, Thanks IFLA!