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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 35(4): 133-137 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge of Shahid Beheshti Dental School Faculty Members about Open Access Electronic Journals
Azin Nourian1, Elahe Vahid dastjerdi2, Mohammad Hossein Khoshnevisan *3
1- Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
2- Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Community Oral Health, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , khosh@umich.edu
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Objectives Considering the gap of information about the perspectives of faculty members regarding the available online scientifc resources,
this study aimed to assess the knowledge of Shahid Beheshti Dental School faculty members about open access (OA) electronic journals.

Materials and Methods In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, a questionnaire was used to collect information of 68 faculty members of
Shahid Beheshti Dental School in 2013–2014. The questionnaire asked for demographic information and contained questions regarding
the level of knowledge, use of electronic databases, etc. To assess internal consistency of the questionnaire, in a pilot study, Cronbach’s
alpha was considered to be 0.89. Content validity was assessed to determine the validity of the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using
SPSS and descriptive statistics, such as percentage, mean, and standard deviation and non-parametric tests, such as binomial, Friedman,
Kruskal Wallis, and Mann–Whitney tests.

Results The mean (±standard deviation) score of acquaintance with OA electronic journals, the mean score of using these journals and the
mean score of attitude of faculty members toward these journals were 3.45 ± 0.7, 2.76 ± 0.88 and 3.13 ± 0.4, respectively.

Conclusion Level of acquaintance of faculty members with OA journals was moderate while their usage was lower than moderate. Their
attitude was also moderate. Faculty members must be informed and instructed to use OA journals more frequently
Keywords: electronic journals, faculty members, knowledge
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/21 | Accepted: 2018/05/21 | Published: 2018/05/21
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Nourian A, Vahid dastjerdi E, Khoshnevisan M H. Knowledge of Shahid Beheshti Dental School Faculty Members about Open Access Electronic Journals . J Dent Sch. 2017; 35 (4) :133-137
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