نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 استادیار گروه علم اطلاعات و دانش شناسی دانشگاه شهید چمران اهواز
2 دانشجوی دکتری، گروه علم اطالعات و دانش شناسی، دانشکده علوم تربیتی و روانشناسی، دانشگاه شهید چمران اهواز، اهواز، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: Journals are expected to strive for accurate and fast indexing of articles by search engines and scientific databases. Metadata is the best solution. This study investigated the application of metadata in journals.
Methodology: This research is applied in terms of purpose, in terms of quantitative method is descriptive-survey method. The research community in the country is 50 international journals in the Ministry of Science and abroad the journals of three international publishers (Springer, Elsevier, Wiley) were reviewed. A questionnaire with 41 items in three sections for Word, PDF and HTML files was prepared and its reliability was confirmed with Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.74.
Findings: The findings showed that among the domestic journals for preparing the Word file, no instructions were given in the authors' guide, and among the foreign publishers, only Springer paid attention to this issue. In the case of the Invoice file, none of the domestic journals had the Invoice file, but foreign publishers paid attention to this issue and acted in accordance with metadata standards.
Conclusion: Attention to metadata and its use among domestic journals is almost zero. It is necessary to pay serious attention to this issue in order to improve access to articles.
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