Increasing the presence of Iranian universities and research institutes among the top universities in the world (Part 1)I
World Science Citation Center (ISC), Dec. 22
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The ESI database is one of three citation-analysis products of ISI, subscribed to by Wageningen UR Library. ESI offers the possibility of putting the number of citations from articles into perspective, from the average number of citations from an article from a certain year on a certain discipline.
Regularely, (ESI) database publishes updates of the latest list of the world's top 1% of institutions that have received the most citations over the past 10 years. These universities and research centers in the world are in the top one percent in terms of the number of citations received. Citation in the world of science indicates the quality of scientific products. Therefore, the reason for the increase in the number of these centers is the increase in the quality of research in that country.
Studies show that in the latest update, 74 universities and research institutes from Iran are among the top 1% of the world's top universities with the highest impact. In 1998, the number of top universities in the country was 65. Therefore, compared to the previous year, the number of universities and research centers in the top one percent of Iran has increased by 14 percent.
Although citation is not free of errors, it is one of the most important indicators in research. Citation is currently the most important indicator used in scientific evaluations at the international level.