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Volume No 35 Issue No 4

Bibliometric Review of Pakistan Journal of Ophthalmology

Purpose: To analyze the publication patterns of Pakistan Journal of Ophthalmology (PJO) for the last 24 years from 1995 to 2018. Study Design: Descriptive Bibliometric analysis. Place and Duration of Study: Medical Libraries, College of Applied Medical Sciences and College of Science & Health Profession, King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. June 2018 to April 2019. Material and Methods: The data for the study was retrieved from websites of Pakistan Journal of Ophthalmology (PJO) and Pak Medi Net for statistical analysis in MS Excel 2010 version. The data was analyzed by dividing the studied period into two parts; a) first 12 years (1995 2006) and b) the last 12 years (2007 2018) for better understanding. This study examined 855 articles published in 24 volumes with 8.9 articles per issue from 1995 to 2018 contributed by 2816 authors. Results: A gender-wise comparison among the contributing authors revealed 2378 males (84.4%) and 437 females (15.5%). It was also revealed that 141 (16.4%) articles were written by a female as the first author during the studied period. Majority of the articles (n = 734, 85.8%) were written by multiple authors instead of single authors (n = 121, 14.1%). Maximum number of articles were published in the year 2014 & 2018 (48 articles in each volume) and minimum number of articles were published in 1995 and 1997 (20 articles in each volume). Conclusion: This study finds that Pakistan Journal of Ophthalmology (PJO) is published regularly and over the last 24 years has gained the confidence of researchers, institutes, and readers. Key Words: Authorship, Bibliometrics, eye diseases, Journal.

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