The statue of scientific poverty of Islamic countries in medical science domain
Introduction and Purpose- Science and knowledge Production is consequence of research which is the main duty of universities and research centers. There are indicators which determine the differences among countries. Measuring and assessing research results offer suitable techniques for financial and organizational planning. The aim of this study is to determine the extent of science poverty of Islamic countries in medical sciences. Methodology- The research method is descriptive-applied and scientometrics indicators have been used. Research data extracted from the Web of Science Database in May 2014. Research community is all scientific products of medical sciences in Islamic countries from 1978 to 2014. Findings- findings showed that Turkey ranked first with publishing 172072 documents and 41.62 scientific competency, Egypt ranked second with publishing 30208 documents and 7.31 scientific competencies, Saudi Arabia ranked third with publishing 29117 documents and 7.04 scientific competencies, Iran ranked fourth with publishing 27799 documents and 6.72 scientific competencies. Results- Results showed that the contribution of Islamic countries -as a group of developing countries- in the field of medical science is very low from the total scientific output of the world, and need harder effort of researchers in these countries. Despite all efforts made so far, we need more attention and scientific products in this area.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Scientometric research journal, Volume:4 Issue:8, 2018
17 - 32  
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