Document Type: Short Communications
School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Computer Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.
Department of Information Science and Knowledge Studies, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran.
Information Science and Knowledge Studies, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
Today, research is seen as an investment to promote innovation and maintain sustainable social-economic development
in all societies. The growth of scientific products and the expansion of knowledge in different scientific fields have
entailed more attention to assessments and the impact evaluation of both outcome and process of researchers in all fields.
In light of this need, policymakers in the medical field have paid more attention to evaluating the outcomes of research
in terms of its impact on the society using many different indicators. In this short communication, the performance of
scholarly published scientific products are discussed and the indicators that measure such impacts are evaluated and
recommendation is given to APJCP’ editorial board on how to align its activities toward achieving better impact and
scientometric measures for the journal.