TEHRAN - Iran ranked 16th in the world in terms of scientific
publications and research articles during the period between January 1,
2012 and August 11, 2012, according to Dr. Jafar Mehrad, the president
of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC).
Prof. Mehrad made the announcement during an interview with the Persian
service of ISNA published on Tuesday, citing the rankings published by
the Scopus citation database.
According to him, Iran produced 19,559 scientific publications during
the mentioned period, which is unprecedented in the country's history.
The ISC president attributed the achievement to a purposeful investment
in higher education and the introduction of new higher education courses
and new scientific disciplines.
Mehrad went on to say that Iran ranked 17th in terms of scientific
publications in 2011, according to the rankings published by the Scopus
He added that Iran ranked three places ahead of Turkey in the Scopus 2012 rankings.
The top five countries in the rankings are listed below:
- The United States (282,665 articles)
- China (197,537 articles)
- Britain (81,853 articles)
- Germany (75,635 articles)
- Japan (60,446 articles)
Neighbouring Pakistan, a country which didn't exist until 65 years ago, will move up from 43 to 39 in these 7 months.
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