(Persia Digest) –The National Science Foundation of the United States (NSF) has recently released its latest report on science and technology indicators. Scopus is Elsevier’s database on academic journal articles which is analyzed by NFS researchers for accurate information in scientific fields.

According to the above report, Indonesia ranks first on this list on the global scene and Iran is fifth.
 

Rank

Scientific output

Country

2006

2016

Average annual variations (%)

Global share 2016 (%)

1

41

Indonesia

619

7729

28.7

0.3

2

21

Malaysia

3230

20332

20.2

0.9

3

38

Saudi Arabia

1898

9232

17.1

0.4

4

47

Columbia

1368

6120

16.2

0.3

5

15

Iran

10073

40974

15.1

1.8

6

50

Algeria

1288

4447

13.5

0.2

7

39

Pakistan

2809

9181

12.6

0.4

8

36

Romania

3523

10194

11.2

0.4

9

3

India

38590

110320

11.1

4.8

10

32

Egypt

3958

10807

10.6

0.5

11

49

Tunisia

1980

5266

10.3

0.2

12

1

China

189760

426165

8.4

18.6

13

37

Thailand

4270

9581

8.4

0.4

14

45

Chile

3122

6746

8

0.3

Iran ranks fifteenth in the world in its scientific output. China has taken over the US for the first time to take first place in its number of articles.

 

Comparative study of global scientific and engineering output – 2006-2016

Rank

Country

2006

2016

Average annual variations (%)

Global share 2016 (%)

--

World

1,567,422

2,295,608

3.9

--

1

China

189,760

426165

8.4

18.6

2

US

383,115

408985

0.7

17.8

3

India

38,590

110320

11.1

4.8

4

Germany

84432

103122

4.5

2

5

UK

88061

97527

1

4.3

6

Japan

110503

96536

-1.3

4.2

7

France

62448

69431

1.1

3

8

Italy

50159

69125

3.3

3

9

S Korea

36747

63063

5.5

2.8

10

Russia

29369

591324

7.2

2.6

11

Canada

49259

57356

1.5

2.5

12

Brazil

28160

53607

6.6

2.3

13

Spain

39271

52821

3

2.3

14

Australia

33100

51068

4.4

2.2

15

Iran

10073

40974

15.1

1.8

16

Turkey

19547

33902

5.7

1.5

29

Zionist regime

11040

11893

0.7

0.5

32

Egypt

3958

10807

10.6

0.5

38

Saudi Arabia

1898

9232

17.1

0.4

39

Pakistan

2809

9181

12.6

0.4

 

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