Author(s): Mohammad Jafar Eghbal, Negar Davari Ardakani, Saeed Asgary
Scientometrics is the science of measuring and analyzing science using qualitative, quantitative and computational approaches. Scientometrics with its various indices is a reliable method for evaluation of scientific development . One of its main indices is the number of published articles or science production in a specific field of science. Based on Iran’s 20-year national vision, Iran wishes to gain the first economic, scientific, and technologic rank amongst the South West Asia region countries.