عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aims to analyze the research outputs in the field of science and technology policy between 1980 and 2019. The paper is an applied study and conducted using scientometrics indicators. The population of this study includes 30,607 research papers published between 1980 and 2019 in 25 journals related to science and technology policy. All of these articles were reviewed and no sampling was performed. The research data were collected from the Incites database which is a product of Clarivate Analytics. The collected data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel software.
During different years, the number of outputs in this area has been increased. The findings show that the United States (14732), the United Kingdom (10066), the Netherlands (2114), and Germany (1907) have the most scientific productions in science and technology policy journals. Iran is also ranked 37th out of 139 countries in terms of the number of scientific productions with 177 research outputs.
Iranian researchers have published a total of 117 scientific productions in journals in the field of science and technology policy, which has received a total of 995 citations. Besides, each article cites an average of 8.5 percent, and approximately 42.12 percent of the articles are the result of international collaboration. Whereas, lack of specialized researchers due to the infancy of this field in Iran, lack of integrated and comprehensive frameworks in the field of science and technology policy, the parallelism of different departments and institutions, lack of favorable infrastructure, can be the reasons for low production of Iranian researchers compared to others. With increasing public knowledge, attracting cooperation of researchers, determining research priorities, allocating sufficient budget to meet the needs of society, the goals of society are achieved and lead to the production of science in the country.