According to the information center of National Elites Foundation, Mohammad Javad Dehghani, head of Islamic world science citation center (ISC) expressed about statistics published in this database about scientific development countries: evaluation of growth of science production quantity in 2016 have demonstrated that Iran has had the most growth of science production quantity among the top ranked science producing countries of the world.
He continued: evaluation of the growth of science production quantity in 25 counties, which produce the highest quantity of science according to citation database web of science (ISI), indicated that the Islamic Republic of Iran has had the most growth in quantity of science production among the top science producing countries of the world.
According to Dehghani, the quantity of science production of Iran has increased 12% in 2016, compared to 2015.
Head of ISC also marked: in 2015, about 37975 documents were registered in ISI database, which increased to 42503 articles in 2016.
In addition, Dehghani pointed out: while the growth in science production quantity is one of the most important indicators of scientific development of a country, directing science toward meeting the needs of the country is currently more prioritized in Iran.
According to Dehghani, international authority of science is the first article of the document of master science and technology policies issued by the Supreme Leader, which will not be achieved by just increasing the quantity of science production. Dehghani declared: in this document, other aspects of science production, such as economic and social impact, academic diplomacy and acquisition of scientific authority.