Iran ranks 6th in nanoscience production

MNA – Iran has been placed 6th in the latest rankings of production of nanoscience in various countries published in Dec. 2016, founder of Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) said Sat.

Jafar Mehrdad told Mehr News that the latest statistics on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have been published aimed at overviewing the ongoing activities in terms of the main indicators of Science and Nanotechnology and presenting global and regional rankings for December 2016.

The figures include the number of nanotechnology articles published in indexed journals as announced by Thomson Reuters, he added.

“Iran’s papers published on nanotechnology were 6,697 in 2015 and reached 7,0045 papers by November 2016,” he said.

The average citation per Iranian paper on nanotechnology was 13.4 in 2011, 74.9 in 2012, 97.6 in 2013, and 71.4 in 2014.

According to Mehrdad, the h-index (measuring both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist) for Iranian papers in 2011 until 2015 was 58, 50, 43, 39 and 20 respectively.

Iran’s latest ranking in nanoscience production places the country after China, US, India, South Korea, and German, respectively.

Iran has exceeded Japan, France and UK in this ranking.