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Contribution of Iran to the Ophthalmic Literature over the Past Three Decades.

Katibeh M, Moein HR, Javadi MA - J Ophthalmic Vis Res (2011)

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Affiliation: Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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This approach has been applied to ascertain the contribution of different countries to scientific articles in different medical fields as well as ophthalmology. – We searched PubMed for articles from different ophthalmic institutions which had mentioned their country of origin in the affiliation field... To have a better view, we compared Iran to some other developing, as well as developed countries, in terms of the number of ophthalmic publications... As all countries were not included in this search, the results do not reflect a comprehensive, but rather comparative ranking of different countries... We selected countries presumed to be influential in the field of ophthalmology and vision research... The search results were limited to a 30-year period, from 1981 to the end of 2010... Countries such as India, China and Turkey have demonstrated significant growth in the number of publications and reached volumes exceeding certain developed countries... However, since these biases were similar for all included countries, one may assume our results to be an acceptable estimate of Iran’s situation in the ophthalmic community during the past decades... Although the number of Iranian ophthalmologic publications in international peer-reviewed journals has risen significantly, our nation still needs to make a greater contribution to science and to better demonstrate its capabilities... Main obstacles to the production of indexed papers in most developing countries include language barriers, instability and incorrect research priorities, as well as the large burden of disease prohibiting the allocation of adequate research budget., In order to overcome these limitations, it is crucial to enhance our research capacities by improving human resources, promoting infrastructures (institutional development), optimizing data collection and access, and boosting scientific relations with developed countries... In addition, the role of adequate financing by the government for medical research needs to be emphasized.

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Trend of Iranian ophthalmic publications indexed in PubMed from 2001 to 2010.
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f1-jovr-6-3-225: Trend of Iranian ophthalmic publications indexed in PubMed from 2001 to 2010.

Mentions: The total number of indexed papers from ophthalmic institutions during the above mentioned period was 119,640. The overall number of Iranian publications rose dramatically over the recent years, especially during the last decade (Fig. 1). There are 22 nations in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR); some countries with a larger number of publications in our search are reported in Table 1. During the same period of time, India and Turkey had 2,820 and 2,401 publications, respectively. Table 2 shows the overall number of ophthalmic publications in some developed countries.


Contribution of Iran to the Ophthalmic Literature over the Past Three Decades.

Katibeh M, Moein HR, Javadi MA - J Ophthalmic Vis Res (2011)

Trend of Iranian ophthalmic publications indexed in PubMed from 2001 to 2010.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-jovr-6-3-225: Trend of Iranian ophthalmic publications indexed in PubMed from 2001 to 2010.
Mentions: The total number of indexed papers from ophthalmic institutions during the above mentioned period was 119,640. The overall number of Iranian publications rose dramatically over the recent years, especially during the last decade (Fig. 1). There are 22 nations in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR); some countries with a larger number of publications in our search are reported in Table 1. During the same period of time, India and Turkey had 2,820 and 2,401 publications, respectively. Table 2 shows the overall number of ophthalmic publications in some developed countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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This approach has been applied to ascertain the contribution of different countries to scientific articles in different medical fields as well as ophthalmology. – We searched PubMed for articles from different ophthalmic institutions which had mentioned their country of origin in the affiliation field... To have a better view, we compared Iran to some other developing, as well as developed countries, in terms of the number of ophthalmic publications... As all countries were not included in this search, the results do not reflect a comprehensive, but rather comparative ranking of different countries... We selected countries presumed to be influential in the field of ophthalmology and vision research... The search results were limited to a 30-year period, from 1981 to the end of 2010... Countries such as India, China and Turkey have demonstrated significant growth in the number of publications and reached volumes exceeding certain developed countries... However, since these biases were similar for all included countries, one may assume our results to be an acceptable estimate of Iran’s situation in the ophthalmic community during the past decades... Although the number of Iranian ophthalmologic publications in international peer-reviewed journals has risen significantly, our nation still needs to make a greater contribution to science and to better demonstrate its capabilities... Main obstacles to the production of indexed papers in most developing countries include language barriers, instability and incorrect research priorities, as well as the large burden of disease prohibiting the allocation of adequate research budget., In order to overcome these limitations, it is crucial to enhance our research capacities by improving human resources, promoting infrastructures (institutional development), optimizing data collection and access, and boosting scientific relations with developed countries... In addition, the role of adequate financing by the government for medical research needs to be emphasized.

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