Iran's global scientific growth in the medical sciences: A 23-year Scientometric Evaluation

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Atherosclerosis Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medicine Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Trauma Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Chemical Injuries Research Center, Systems biology and poisonings institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Medicine, Quran and Hadith Research Center Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

10.30491/tm.2020.213582.1023

Abstract

Background: The international standing of a nation is based on its status in science production.
Objectives: We aimed to assess the scientific growth and global ranking of Iran regarding the domain of medical sciences, based on the Scopus database.
Methods: In the scientometric evaluation, we considered two indicators for the evaluation of Iran's global ranking in medical sciences and "emergency medicine", as a subcategory of medical science namely the number of documents and citations using the Scopus database (ranking of countries was extracted from the SCImago website).
Results: Iran’s trend in the number of documents and citations was progressive. This improvement trend had a slower slope in the medical sciences and emergency medicine.
Conclusion: The results showed Iran's scientific growth to be consistent. It is recommended that indexing Iranian journals in the Scopus database, promoting scientific collaborations, and providing the necessary funding could promote Iran's scientific growth.

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Volume 25, Issue 5
September and October 2020
Pages 207-211
  • Receive Date: 28 December 2019
  • Revise Date: 28 November 2020
  • Accept Date: 09 February 2020