The newest Global Research Report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ makes use of information from the Web of Science™ to display how MENAT analysis is rising in quantity and influence, pushed by elevated participation in worldwide analysis networks. One instance is Egypt which has achieved rising influence at scale, with 60% worldwide collaboration and a Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI) above world common. The report additionally factors to a altering regional stability over time – for instance, discovering that Iran has surpassed Israel and Turkey to turn out to be the biggest analysis producer amongst MENAT international locations, growing its world share of the Web of Science literature from 0.2% in 2000 to 2.3% in 2019.
To put the area’s analysis contribution into international context, ISI carried out a particular evaluation of MENAT analysis output mapped towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Out of 819 SDG-related subjects recognized, MENAT international locations have authored a minimum of one paper in 253 subjects (31%). For a lot of the MENAT international locations, public well being and epidemiology is probably the most frequent subject for publication and accounts for greater than one-quarter of their SDG-related papers. However, there are additionally seen regional sustainability priorities: sustainable financial development and biogas are scorching subjects in Turkey whereas soil erosion is very robust in Iran.
The more and more worldwide scope of the MENAT regional analysis base is seen in its researcher mobility and collaborations. The report analyzes researcher mobility each inside the area and globally, discovering that there’s a vital outward circulation of expertise, with North America and Europe being the preferred locations. It attracts consideration to the chance for extra native collaboration inside the area, the place home mobility is comparatively low and purely home papers at the moment account for about 5% of complete output. The findings spotlight how collaboration inside the area in addition to with the remainder of the world will improve the standard of scientific analysis, speed up entry to new markets and permit the monetary prices of analysis to be shared – extra successfully assembly the financial and societal challenges the area faces.
Dr. Martin Szomszor, Director on the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate stated: “The data indicate that MENAT research shows high levels of global collaboration, resulting in diverse and high-quality output with rising impact. However, regional collaboration remains relatively low and fragmented and our analysis suggests that a collaborative regional network could improve competitiveness between the region and the rest of the world by focusing on shared needs and international priorities.”
Joel Haspel, SVP Strategy, Science at Clarivate stated: “At Clarivate we know that the trusted insights and analytics we provide will help to accelerate the pace of innovation, and our Global Research Reports are a key part of that for the international research community. The period of exceptional growth and impact that this report examines is unsurprising given the MENAT region’s history of deep commitment to knowledge and learning. Given these countries’ rich human capacity and available resources, as well as the clear evidence of improvement presented in this report, one may hope to see further advances in science and technology for the region in the future.”
Notes to editors:
This report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) is titled: “The changing research landscape of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey“. It follows on from a 2011 evaluation of the Middle East revealed by ISI: “Global Research Report: Middle East – Exploring the Changing Landscape of Arabian, Persian and Turkish Research”. If you wish to obtain a duplicate of the 2011 report, please electronic mail [email protected].
The worldwide quotation information from the Web of Science used on this report was complemented by regional quotation indexes from the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) in Iran.
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