0626 GMT February 25, 2020
Iran, which accounts for 4.25 percent of papers on nanotechnology, ranked seventh among the top countries for nano-science production in 2014, IRNA reported.
China, US and India had the largest number of nanotechnology articles indexed in Web of Science database in 2014, according to Nanotechnology Initiative Council.
With more than two third of published articles, China still holds the first rank. Following China, the US and India stand on the second and third place with 17.3 percent and 7.3 percent of articles published, respectively.
South Korea, Germany, Japan, Iran, France, Britain, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, Russia, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland are next in world ranking of nano-science production in 2014.
Ranking 19th, Saudi Arabia enjoyed the highest growth rate and stood on the second place among Islamic countries in publishing nanotechnology papers after Iran.
Standing eighth in 2013, Iran managed to improve its rank to seventh in the field of nanotechnology.
Based on the ranking, the top 20 countries include US, China, Germany, Britain, Japan, France, Canada, Italy, India, Australia, Spain, South Korea, Brazil, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Iran, Turkey and Sweden, respectively, based on the total number of scientific papers published.