Scientific Research Collaboration between Iran and Its Neighbor Countries

Velayati, Khalid and Noruzi, Alireza Scientific Research Collaboration between Iran and Its Neighbor Countries. Journal of Science and Technology Policy, 2008, vol. 1, n. 4, pp. 73-75. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The purpose of this study was to explore the scientific collaborations between Iran and its neighboring countries from 1990 to 2007, describing the need and importance of collaboration in scientific research. Scientific research collaboration as an important component of the research process is an essential factor in the development of science and research, especially in developing countries. This study analyzes 'co-authorship' as the most common indicator for assessing scientific collaborations. For this study, papers co-authored and published by researchers affiliated with institutions from Iran and its neighboring countries are considered. Web of Science was the main source of data collection. The findings show that Iran has the highest number of co-authorships with Russia, Turkey, and Pakistan, respectively, in physics, chemistry, and biology. Although, common language and culture may have a significant impact on scientific collaborations, they are not the only factor. This study shows that political relations between countries have a direct impact on scientific collaborations. It is also shown that there is a significant correlation between scientific research productivity of a country and its scientific collaborations with other countries.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Scientific collaborations, Co-authorship, Bibliometric, Scientometric, Middle-East, Iran
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 21 May 2020 17:04
Last modified: 21 May 2020 17:04


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