Iranian Scientific Products from a Scientometric Perspective

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This study used ISI databases in order to review and analyze the condition of scientific products of Iranians during the years 2000- 2009. This investigation was based on scientometric indicators of ISI. The results showed that from 2000 to 2009, Iranian scientists have indexed 65091 papers in the ISI Web of Science. During this
period, 63928 out of 65091 papers were indexed in SCIE, 2561 papers in SSCI and 191 papers in A&HCI. Most of the papers were in English and in article format. Tehran University with 7446 papers is in the first place. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Sharif University of Technology and Tarbiat Modares University with, 5180, 4235, 4287 and 4096 papers respectively are in the 2nd to 5th places. Most of Iran scientific products (4212 papers) are indexed in the "Multidisciplinary Chemistry" subject category and 2653 papers were indexed in "Organic Chemistry" as the 2nd place among other subject categories. Asian Journal of Chemistry has published 651 papers of Iranian scientists and is in the first place among other journals publishing Iranian scientific products. Iranian Journal of Polymer Science and Iranian Journal of Science and Technology with 451 and 317 papers respectively are in the 5th and 10th places among other journals publishing Iranian scientific products.