The Scopus data on the process of scientific production’s situation in the field of biotechnology shows that the Islamic Republic of Iran has had a desirable progress in the field.
According to the SCImago Journal & Country Rank, Iran has ranked first in the region in 2013 in the field of biotechnology.
Based on the reviews conducted on Scopus database by the deputy of monitoring, supervision and evaluation of science and technology of Iran’s steering committee of holistic scientific map, in 2013 Iran has managed to produce 4,424 scientific articles in biotechnology on the topics of biochemistry, genetics and molecular.
The reports also indicate that in 2014, the Islamic Republic of Iran has produced 3,957 scientific articles on biochemistry, genetics and molecular, and thus moved the ranking of the country up to 21st standing in the world.
Among the Iranian universities, Islamic Azad University, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the University of Tehran have the highest amount of scientific productions between 2013-2014.