, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 427–442 | Cite as

A Comparison of Iranian Scientific Publications in the Science Citation Index: 1985–1989 and 1990–1994

  • Farideh Osareh
  • Concepción S. Wilson


Iranian scientific publications in the Science Citation Index for two five-year periods, 1985–1989 and 1990–1994, were compared. Distributions of various attributes of the publication output for the two periods were obtained primarily through the Rank command of the Dialog Online System. Results include: productivity by publication year and by ranked order of the most productive Iranian authors; influence or impact of the most productive Iranian authors by ranking them as cited authors; collaboration of Iranian scientists with scientists from other countries; and the journals Iranian scientists published in and the journals they cite in their papers. The subject areas of Iran's scientific publications were examined vis-à-vis the world's publication output and that of the Third World Countries (TWC).


Scientific Publication Subject Area Science Citation Citation Index Science Citation Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farideh Osareh
    • 1
  • Concepción S. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Education & Psychology, Department of Library & Information ScienceShahid Chamran UniversityAhwazIran
  2. 2.School of Information, Library and Archive StudiesUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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