B – Embargo on Iranian scientific publications

Lankarani KB, Haghdoost A, Smith P. Embargo on publication of scientific papers by Iranian authors. The Lancet 2012;380(9842)648 649

(doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61369-5)
Since the Islamic revolution in 1979 scientists from Iranian institutions have published joint papers with scientists from 107 other countries, mostly from the USA and UK, and have experienced a rapid increase in the publication of scientific papers in indexed journals. Recently few academic publishers have embargoed scientific publications from Iran, not in accordance with scientific publication ethics.