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Date of this Version

Summer 6-29-2021


The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the status of the scientific production of the University of Birjand on the Web of Science databases during the years 2000-2018. The method used in this study was descriptive which used scientometric technique. The findings showed that the researchers at the University of Birjand in WOS had the highest scientific collaboration with Ferdowsi University of Mashhad with 217 documents. Based on the findings of the research, the top 7 scientific clusters were extracted from the data obtained from the Web of Science database that the first to fourth clusters and sixth belonged to the field of chemistry and the fifth and seventh clusters belonged to geology. The results of the present study showed that the status of the University of Birjand in terms of scientific output among national and international universities is not very favorable. Since the production of science and its publication in internationally accredited journals is one of the key indicators in evaluating the national and international rankings of any university, it is necessary to monitor the status of the university's scientific output on a continuous basis.