Scientific output of Iran at the threshold of the 21st century

  • Moin M
  • Mahmoudi M
  • Rezaei N
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This study evaluates the scientific output of Iran over the past two
decades. The information has been extracted by searching ISI in December
2003. Science production in Iran has been reviewed (1967-2003) and
compared with 15 countries in the year 2000. During these years Iran's
relative share in the scientific output in the world increased from
0.0003% in 1970 to 0.29% in 2003. Comparing the ratio of science
output to GNP, Iran stands on thirteenth place among 16 countries in the
year 2000. ne present article discusses that Iran has had an increasing
growth in presenting articles after the Iraq-Iran war, which marks the
period of stability and development.

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