Science Production in Iran: The Scenario of Iranian Medical Journals

Farzaneh Aminpour, Payam Kabiri


  • In Iran, the number of published articles has increased significantly in the basic and applied sciences including medicineand its subspecialties during the recent years. The present study reviewed Iranian science production in medicine, focusingon Iranian medical journals and assessing the current status of Iranian medical journals in several information databases.The study revealed that only a few number of Iranian biomedical journals were indexed by Web of Science, Medline, Scopus and Biological abstract, but most of them have been covered by Index Copernicus and Index Medicus for Eastern Mediterranean Region. Observing some important factors such as journal's basic publishing standards may increase the number of Iranian medical journals indexed by reputable information databases and improve Iranian contribution to the world science.
  • KEYWORDS: Scientific Productivity, Research Performance, Medical Journals, Information Databases, Iran.


Scientific Productivity, Medical Journals, Information Databases, Indexing Systems, Iran

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