Iranian Among Highly-Cited Researchers

Iranian Among Highly-Cited ResearchersIranian Among Highly-Cited Researchers

Iranian researcher Farhad Ahmadi is enlisted in the world’s 1% highly cited researchers, as per the latest list released by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) of Thomson Reuters.

With all the resources they need in one place, ESI determines influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study — as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.

This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from scientific databases. It is an ideal analytical resource for policymakers, administrators, analysts and information specialists in government agencies, universities, corporations, private laboratories, publishing companies and foundations, reports IRNA.

Ahmadi was born in Mashhad in 1976. After getting a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mashhad he continued his post graduate and doctorate studies in the field of analytical chemistry in the University of Tabriz and University of Kermanshah respectively. He has 75 ISI registered articles to his credit.    

He is currently vice president of the Research Department at the Iran University of Science and Technology.

Highly cited researchers are seen as the world’s most influential scientific minds. About 3,000 researchers have earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by ESI as Highly Cited Papers, and rank among the top 1% most cited for their field of subject and year of publication, earning them exceptional scientific points. Such research generates 14% of global scientific production and 24% of total scientific references.

Over 170 Iranian researchers are enlisted as the world’s top 1% of highly cited scientists.

According to the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), scientists in fundamental sciences in Iran comprise 8%, medical sciences 21.4%, technical and engineering sciences 21%, agricultural sciences 6.4 % and social sciences, 0.6%. Moreover, 50% of Iran’s scientific elite are from state universities; 23 % from polytechnic universities, 21% from medical universities, 3% from research centers and 3% from Azad universities.