424 Iranian Researchers Among the Highly-Cited Researchers in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts & Architecture

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424 Iranian Researchers Among the Highly-Cited Researchers in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts & Architecture

Considering the importance of research in different subject areas of humanities, Islamic World Science and Technology Monitoring and Citation Institute (ISC) in line with its mission which is to monitor and evaluate the science and technology of Iran and other Islamic countries identifies the highly-cited researchers in these subject-areas. Accordingly, in this report highly cited researchers have been introduced in a 10-year period (2012-2022).

This analysis begins with identifying a list of highly cited researchers in each field using software methods. In the next step, the disambiguation and unification of this list has done, which leads to the identification of many people with the same name or the same people with different names. Researchers in each field are sorted according to the number of citations they have received, and then highly cited researchers are considered as highly cited researchers in humanities, social sciences, and arts & architecture based on the citation. The criterion for selecting researchers in this list is the number of citations made to their scientific productions.

424 highly cited researchers in humanities, social sciences, art & architecture were identified by ISC and categorized in 16 subject areas of humanities, social sciences, arts & architecture.

In the previous report (presented in a 10-year period (2011-2021), the number of 333 researchers were introduced as the highly cited researchers in this field, and this year a 27% increase in the number of researchers has been seen.

Chart 1. Frequency of highly cited researchers in humanities, social sciences, arts & architecture through a year

It is worth mentioning that some researchers in several subject areas have obtained the necessary criteria, which have been introduced in the subject area in which they have received more citations. In terms of the share of researchers in each field from the list of highly cited researchers, those in the subject areas of business, management and accounting (about 15%) ranked 1st, and the subject areas of psychology (10.14%) and social sciences (8.96%) ranked 2nd and 3rd.

Table 1. The number and share of highly cited researchers in humanities, social sciences, arts & architecture by subject areas

The share of each of the subject areas out of the total researchers

The number of researchers in Iran

Subject areas

15.33%

65

Business, Management and Accounting

10.14%

43

Psychology

8.96%

38

Social Sciences

8.49%

36

Educational Science

8.02%

34

Sociology And Political Science

7078%

33

Geographical Sciences

5.90%

25

Economical Science

5.66%

24

Theology And Islamic Teachings

5.66%

24

Other areas

4.72%

20

Rights

4.72%

20

Language And Linguistics

4.48%

19

Language And Literature

4.01%

17

Historical Sciences

2.83%

12

Philosophy

1.89%

8

Information Science and Epistemology

1.42%

6

Arts And Architecture

100%

424

Total

 

Contribution of universities and research institutes from highly cited researchers in humanities, social sciences, arts & architecture

The following table shows the share of universities and research institutes in the number of highly cited researchers in humanities and social sciences, arts & architecture. As can be seen, Tehran University, Tarbiat Modares University, Allameh Tabataba'i University, and Isfahan University have the highest number of researchers.

Table 2. The share of universities and research institutes with highly cited researchers in humanities, social sciences, arts & architecture

The no. of Researchers

University and Research Institutes (Main Affiliation of the Researcher)

383

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology

51

University of Tehran

42

Tarbiat Modares University

39

Allameh Tabatabaei University

34

University of Isfahan

22

Mashhad University of Ferdowsi

14

Shahid Beheshti University

13

Shiraz university

11

Tabriz University, Kharazmi University, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili

9

Bu Ali Sina University, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Mazandaran University

8

Payam Noor university

7

Urmia University

6

Zanjan University, Semnan University, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

5

Al-Zahra University, Kharazmi University, Yasouj University

4

Imam Sadiq University, Imam Khomeini International University, Kashan University, Guilan University, Lorestan University

3

Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Razi University, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Shahid University, Iran University of Science and Technology, Yazd University

2

Golestan University

1

University of Mazandaran, University of Ilam, Research Institute of Hawzeh and University, University of Arak, University of Birjand, Payam Noor University (Tehran Branch), Payam Noor University (Central Tehran Branch), Payam Noor University (Sanandaj Branch), Hakim Sabzevari University, Persian Gulf University, Salman Farsi University, Kazerun University, Shahrekord University, Shahid Madani University of Azerbaijan, Sahand University of Technology, Khatam Non-Governmental Non-Profit University, Qom University, University of Kurdistan, Islamic Art University of Tabriz, Vali Asr University of Rafsanjan

7

Ministry of Health and Medical Education

2

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

1

Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Kerman University of Medical Sciences

23

Islamic Azad university

6

Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

3

Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran branch

2

Islamic Azad University Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University Maragheh Branch, Islamic Azad University Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch

1

Qom Branch Islamic Azad University, Bandargaz Branch Islamic Azad University, Tehran East Branch Islamic Azad University, Jiroft Branch Islamic Azad University

11

Other Universities

4

Imam Hossein University

1

Research Institute of Islamic Culture and Thought, Research Institute of Qur'an and Hadith, Faculty of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shahid Rajaei University, Malik Ashtar University of Technology, Amin University of Law Sciences, University of Judicial Sciences and Administrative Services

 

 


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