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A Study on Scientific Product of the University of Tehran in Web of Science Database during 1989 – 2009

  • Farideh Osareh
  • Amin Zare
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 96)

Abstract

The University of Tehran (UT) is the oldest and one of the largest academic centers in Iran. It plays an important role in education and research in the country. Due to the importance of Tehran University we decided to study its academic scientific output in the Web of Science during 1989-2009 using a scientometric approach. The purpose of this study was to identify the rank of UT among Iranian universities. The key authors and influential journals, types of documents, the rate of yearly output and the annual growth rate were also identified. We also specified the countries with whose scholars UT academic members collaborated during the studied period. In addition, we drew and analyzed two historiographical maps of UT, based on Local Citation Score (LCS) and Global Citation Score (GCS).

Keywords

University of Tehran (UT) scientific output Web of Science historiographical map mapping of science 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farideh Osareh
    • 1
  • Amin Zare
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Psychology, Department of Library and Information ScienceShahid Chamran UniversityAhwazIran

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