A paper submitted by an Iranian scientist at Amir Kabir Poly Technique University, Ehsan Khamehchi, was selected as a highly-cited paper by Onepetro database, a unique library of technical documents and journal articles linked to Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and is serving the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
The article on ‘underground natural gas storage in Sarajeh Gas Field to provide gas for Tehran’ was published in 2006 in Onepetro database.
The article has been downloaded 700 times until December 9 and has been selected as a highly-cited one.
There are 160,000 papers and articles on Onepetro.
Dr. Khamehchi is a faculty member at Amir Kabir Poly Technique University.
Gas storage has been widely discussed in European countries since 40 years ago, and has been one of the key issues in Iran of late.
In late December, Iranian Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Reza Malekzadeh said the country accounts for 30 percent of scientific achievements in the Middle East.
“Iran’s achievements in science account for 30 percent of those in the Middle East and 1.5 percent in the world,” Malekzadeh said.
According to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) data in 2014, there are 60,000 top researchers across the world working in different fields, of whom 88 are Iranian, 18 of them working on medicine.
According to Malekzadeh, out of 25,000,000 million papers in the world, 245,000 belong to Iran, 32 percent of them on medicine.
Iran stood 13th in the world and 1st in the region in terms of publishing papers in 2013.
According to the statistics, Iran produced over 39,000 articles in 2013, which gained the country the world’s 17th rank in science production and consolidated its top position in the region, above Turkey.
The promotion is mainly due to the achievements, in areas of medical research and medical technology, of Iran’s Pasteur Institute.
Iran’s scientific progress was the result of the country’s recent policies and programs to develop knowledge and facilitate researchers’ access to the world’s top academic resources.
Assessing and promoting research centers and universities of medical sciences as well as launching some 50 new research centers were among the activities that have paved the way for the country’s science improvement, according to the report of the Iranian Health Ministry’s Center.
In 2000, the Islamic Republic ranked 53rd in the world in terms of highly cited medical articles, but moved up to the 23rd rank in 2011.
According to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Iranian researchers and scientists published a total of 60,979 scientific articles in major international journals from 1999 to 2008.
Iran’s 2009 growth rate in science and technology was highest globally, being 11 times faster than the world’s average rate.