An Analysis of the Fifth World Ranking of TUMS in the Production of Ethnopharmacological Articles
A recent report, which was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology and looks into and compares the share of countries and educational and research institutions in the world in terms of the production of articles in the field of medicinal plants, traditional medicine and natural products between 2011 and 2018, ranked TUMS the fifth in the world.
Based on the report, which is the result of an international collaboration among researchers from China, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland and Austria, and is one of the top 10% journals in the field of complementary medicine based on the SNIP index, between 2011 and 2018, among all the countries participating in the publication of articles in the field of ethnopharmacology, Iran is ranked the fifth with 2439 articles, which accounted for 6.3% of the articles in this period; a great honor for the country and the university.
The TUMS School of Persian Medicine, with 154 articles, has gained the first rank among all the top centers and schools of the university which were working and researching on this subject.
In this regard, Dr. Roja Rahimi, Vice Dean for Research at the School of Persian Medicine, and Dr. Rudabeh Bahramsoltani, a specialist in traditional pharmacy, have written an analysis on the article in which the conditions that have led to the achievement of this valuable global ranking, and the prominent role and important position of the School of Persian Medicine in the production of science and evidence-based research have been described. In this analytical report, the TUMS articles have been reviewed and analyzed in terms of affiliation, publication date, type of articles, subject of articles, number of citations and the trend of increasing the number of published articles.
It is also worth noting that in addition to the actual article in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology and its related analytical paper, “A Decade-Long Research Report at the School of Persian Medicine by the End of 2018’’, published last year, could show how the School achieved this ranking. Also, the research status of the School of Persian Medicine by the end of 2019, based on the scientometric report, will be published in the near future.
See the original paper here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874119311225