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Farashi S, Bashirian S, Zareian S. The Webometric Evaluation for Hamadan University of Medical Sciences in Comparison with Top-ranked World and Iranian Medical Universities. psj. 2019; 18 (1) :37-48
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-511-en.html
1- Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , sajjad_farashi@yahoo.com
2- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Vice-Chancellor for Research and Technology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
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Background and Objective: Considering the increasing importance of world web wide for the promotion of scientific/educational level of universities, the quality of web presence has been the center of attention during recent years. In this study, the quality of web presence for Hamadan University of Medical Sciences has been investigated using several criteria.
Materials and Methods: The criteria consist of measures for evaluating the quality of website content and features, the quality of web-based activities of affiliated persons and the contribution of different traffic sources on total website traffic. These measures have been obtained using search engines. Finally, affiliated centers of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences have been ranked according to the Webometrics ranking system.
Results: The results of this study show that the direct access to the website of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences has lower contribution to the total traffic size in comparison with other universities. Furthermore, the results show some deficiencies for the way that website has been designed.
Conclusion: The current study suggests changing of the pattern of web-based activities for affiliated persons, also the optimization of the website of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. The obtained results besides the categorical-based ranking of subunits of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences can be used by university administrators to develop more effective strategies in order to improve the webometric ranking of the university.
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Received: 2019/07/28 | Accepted: 2019/10/20 | Published: 2019/10/2

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