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Iran in SCImago Media Rankings

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Foundation: 1971

Mission: · Conducting of basic, applicable and industrial research projects. · Commercialization of applicable projects in the fields of materials and energy. · Carrying out research-based and course-based postgraduate programs (MSc and PhD). · Incorporation in national and international projects.

Vision: Analyzing the environment, both inside and outside of MERC and doing international comparative studies, MERC established a strategic plan and highlighted its visions and is trying hard to achieve the following specified goals; · To be a Sustainability-led Research Institute. · Implementing interdisciplinary research and development for meeting the needs of society. · Being nationally and internationally recognized as a pioneer Institute in Advanced Materials and Renewable Energies.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldMiddle EastIran
Chemistry 2952nd155th59th
Energy 3084th297th90th
Engineering +2903rd255th69th
Physics and Astronomy 2275th116th41st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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