B – Science growth in Iran

Kharabaf S, Abdollahi M. Science growth in Iran over the past 35 years. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences 2012;17(3)

This study was carried out to evaluate activities in different scientific fields in Iran compared to other countries over the past 35 years. A scientometric analysis of relevant databases was then conducted. Results showed a progressive quantitative and qualitative growth of Iranian publications. The field of chemistry was the most prolific in terms of number of publications, and a general growth in the quality of works was also evident.