ISC: Iran’s Int’l science production ranking improved this year

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) Ja’far Mehrdad announced Iran’s astonishing growth in the world’s scientific output, and said that Iran’s world rankings in different scientific scales have improved.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has improved its ranking to 16 in 2013 from 20 in 2012 in the scale of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and to 15 in 2013 from 17 in 2012 in the Scopus scale,” Mehrdad said in June.

He noted that reference to scientific journal articles written by Iranian scientists has increased in recent years which shows the quality of these articles.

Last year, an Iranian official announced that Iran stands 14th in the world ranking of biotechnological advancements.

“Iran has attained desirable capabilities in the field of biotechnology in recent years and has ranked 14 among the 46 world states which are active in this arena,” Head of the Presidential Office’s Technological and Innovations Cooperation Center Hamidreza Amirinia said in Tehran in December.

“Today the development of biotechnology has increased the level of social welfare, developed the exports market and created health tourism infrastructures in the country,” he added.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.

By Fars News Agency


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