Document Type : Research Paper
The present article which is an investigation into the essays of 30 issues of Philosophical-Theological Researches quarterly seeks to explicate the behavioral pattern of the researchers in this field. The method used in this survey is citation analysis; and the data have been analyzed by means of statistical package for social science (SPSS). The research findings suggest the following points: in 30 issues published from 1989 to 1999, there are 180 compiled and translated papers whose average is 6 essays in each issue. Among 164 authors of the complied papers, there are 154 male writers and 10 female writers; only 7 essays is multi-compiler and only 27 authors are not faculty members. Among the information media, books have been relied on more than other sources and among the books, Qur`an, al-Mizan, Behar 'l-Anwar as well as the writings of Mulla Sadra and Ibn Sina, more than others. Also, the references in Arabic are much more relied on than the Persian and English sources.
Keywords: behavioral pattern, citation analysis, information media,
philosophical-theological researches, research datum, SPSS.