Iran Among World Top 15 Countries in Science Production

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:12

Iran has been placed among the top 15 countries for the first time for scientific citations with 22,500 scientific articles.

“According to the information published by ISI [Information Sciences Institute] and World of Web (WOB) websites, Iran tops the Islamic countries in science production,” said Mohammad Javad Dehqani, IRNA reported.

The US, China, Britain, Germany, and India ranked first to fifth in the world and Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, and Poland ranked 16th to 20th respectively.

The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) says that Iran ranks first in scientific papers in the Islamic world with over 22 percent of the total production for this region.

An analysis of WOS indicates that Iran accounted for 22.3% of the largest share of scientific production in the first six months of 2018 among 57 Islamic countries.

Turkey with 16.2 percent, Saudi Arabia with 8.4 percent, Malaysia with 7.8 percent, and Egypt with 7.5 percent rank 2nd to 5th in the world respectively.

Iranian scientists in engineering and chemistry have the most share with 53.8 percent of the citations for the first half of 2018.

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