عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose:The purpose of this paper is to examine the levels of contribution by different scientific fields, to the production of scholarly papers published in Persian journals between 2001 and 2011.
Methodology: This is a descriptive survey which uses scientometrics approaches. Research materials include all of the papers related to the fields of humanities, science, engineering, agriculture, veterinary and natural resources which were published in Persian scholar journals during 2001-2011. The list of these journals has been extracted from the Magiran database, the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC) and the Scientific Information Database (SID).
Findings: Results reveal that the field of humanities had the highest level of scientific production, with the highest number of journals (421) and the highest number of papers (44416). This field also contained the highest number of subfields (17). Based on the findings, the greatest number of papers in the field of agriculture belongs to the subfield of agronomy; in the field of engineering, it is the subfield of chemistry, oil and polymer; and in the field of science it belongs to the subfield of biology. The average annual growth rate of publications during the research period was 26.2% for the field of humanities, 5.8% for engineering, 28.9% for agriculture, veterinary and natural resources and 29.2% for science.
Conclusion: Further growth in scientific production in some of the subfields of study in most of cases could represent strengths and scientific development at a national level, and the continuation of this situation should be a priority for the country's scientific development. On the other hand, the low growth in some of subfields must be considered in national science policies and launching new journals. Overall, rapid growth in scientific production in Latin and Persian article promise to reach the 1404 Vision goals