16 April 2017
41% growth in Iran’s top articles: Iran places first in the region and Islamic world
According to the latest information released by ISI (Web of Science), the number of Iran’s top articles in 2016 has had 41% growth comparing to 2015.

Dr. M.J. Dehgahni, President of ISC, stated the number of Iran’s top 1% articles was 222 in 2015 which increased to 312 documents in 2016. Therefore, Iran is in the first place in the region and Islamic world regarding the number of top articles.



As it is shown in graph above, in 2011, the number of Iran’s highly cited articles was 76 while this number raised to 312 in 2016. So, parallel to the increase of the number of highly cited articles, Iran’s rank in international level has been absolutely improved.

In 2011, Iran was in 39th place regarding the number of top articles which has been promoted to 21st place in 2016.




Dr. Dehghani announced that in 2011 and 2012, Iran was in the forth and third ranks in the region and Islamic countries respectively regarding the number of 1% highly cited papers. During 2013-2015, Iran was ranked in second place both in region and Islamic world for the increase of its top articles. And in 2016, Islamic Republic of Iran was the leading country and in the first place in region and Islamic countries in this regard.