Iran’s share in world’s science production increasing

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers and scientists have increased their share in the production of science in the world, Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology Vahid Ahmadi announced on Tuesday.

“Iran’s share in the production of scientific articles was 1.62 percent in the first half of 2014 showing a rise as compared with last year’s corresponding period,” Ahmadi said.

He noted that Iran ranked 20th in terms of releasing journal articles at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) during the period between 2012 and 2014.

According to him, Iranian researchers have submitted 2,474 articles, without considering those presented at conferences, since early 2014, ranking 16th in the world.

He said Iran has sent a total number of 27,388 articles to the ISI.

The number of Iranian scientific papers and articles is on the rise since early 2014. The number of articles and conferences registered in ISI totaled 25,960 in January.

The US is producing 1.27 percent of the world’s scientific papers, submitting 36,415 documents, titling 1st in the world. China, Britain, the UK and Germany respectively follow the US with 21,160, 9,379, 8,205, 6,464 papers.

France, Canada, Italy, Spain and India were the next five countries respectively produced 5,841, 5,705, 5,576, 5,216, 5,034 papers.

The other countries are Australia with 4,787 papers, South Africa with 4, 354, Holland with 3,325, Brazil with 2,821 and Taiwan with 2,501 articles.

By Fars News Agency


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